What are the home care benefits for someone with a dementia diagnosis or Alzheimer's?
For those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, it is a challenging journey, not only for individuals living with the condition but also for their families and carers.
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, impacting over 500,000 people every week in the UK alone, and the one we’re requested to support the most.
After the diagnosis or early stages of dementia, many families may find themselves faced with a challenging scenario. As the disease progresses, it can become increasingly difficult to manage and provide the level of care and support required.
In such cases, receiving care at home can offer numerous advantages, promoting comfort, familiarity, and an enhanced quality of life for someone with dementia.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the many health benefits of in-home Alzheimer’s care and how it can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.
One of the most significant advantages of in-home Alzheimer’s care is that it allows people affected to remain in the comfort of their own homes.
Care homes cannot offer the same familiar environment tactile activities and home comforts as a person’s own home; that’s why 85% of people with dementia would like to remain at home to receive support. The familiar environment can help reduce the confusion and anxiety commonly associated with Alzheimer’s. Being surrounded by cherished memories, belongings, and the daily routines they’re accustomed to can provide a sense of peace of mind, security and stability that can support someone with their daily routine.
Living around household memories also helps improve cognitive function in dementia patients and helps reduce memory loss and confusion. You can live with your close family and partners, pets, family, photos and so on – and in the early stages of dementia, this can have many positive effects.
In-home Alzheimer’s care is highly personalised. Care Professionals develop care plans tailored to the individual’s specific needs and preferences which can also align with your loved one’s doctor.
This one-to-one care ensures that their dementia home care is not only comprehensive but also focused on enhancing the person’s overall well-being.
From assistance and support with daily activities to medication management and emotional support, Care Professionals provide dedicated care that aligns with the person’s unique health requirements.
The goal of in-home Alzheimer’s care is to promote the highest possible quality of life. Our Care Professionals are trained to support and engage individuals in meaningful activities, stimulate cognitive functions, and provide companionship, as well as support with daily activities such as chores and personal care needs. This not only contributes to mental and emotional well-being but also helps maintain a sense of purpose and dignity.
In-home care allows family members to remain actively involved in their loved one’s care. Care Professionals work closely with families to provide support, and updates, address concerns, and collaborate on care plans. This involvement helps create a supportive network and ensures that the person receives the best possible care.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be physically and emotionally demanding. A home care service can provide much-needed relief for the family member or carers. In-home respite care is a great option for anyone who might experience carer burnout. Care professionals can take on caregiving responsibilities, allowing family members and other carers to focus on their relationships and reducing stress so that they can better handle their caring role.
Safety is a paramount concern for individuals with Alzheimer’s. In-home carers are trained to create a safe and secure living environment, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. They can implement measures to prevent wandering and ensure that the home is free from hazards.
In-home care can often delay the need for institutional care, such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This allows individuals to maintain their independence and remain in their homes for a longer period of time. It also provides families with more time to make informed decisions about future care options.
When caring for a loved one or someone living with dementia, their own home or another familiar place is likely to be a haven of comfort. Whether it’s for a few hours a week or around-the-clock support, Home Instead’s dementia care services in Southampton and the surrounding regions are flexible and adaptable to a range of requirements, offering a comforting presence and skilled care.
Home Instead Southampton in-home Alzheimer’s care offers a range of benefits that promote comfort, personalised support, and an enhanced quality of life. It empowers individuals to age in place with dignity and peace of mind, surrounded by the people and memories they love. Families often choose in home dementia care with us as an alternative to a residential care home due to better value and the one-to-one bespoke care plan that we provide.
If you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s, consider exploring the option of in-home care to provide them with the best possible care and support throughout the later stages of their journey.
At Home Instead Southampton, an award winning dementia home care provider, we are passionate about helping people with Alzheimer’s maintain their independence at home. Our team of specially trained care professionals provides quality care that goes beyond the basics of hands-on personal care. We provide all types of care at home. From assistance with activities of daily living to managing challenging behaviours to recreational activities and social interaction, we provide comprehensive dementia home care services to meet all of our clients’ needs.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of our in-home care services for Alzheimer’s patients, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss how we can help you.
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