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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care in CT

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What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. (Alzheimer’s Association)  Dementia as we understand today, is a broad term encompassing various progressive neurological conditions affecting the brain, leading to cognitive decline over time (nia.nih.gov). 

Alzheimer’s as a disease stands as the most prevalent form of dementia among older adults (nia.nih.gov) and it is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Sadly, it only gets ‘worse over time’ (Mayo Clinic). Since this is the most common form of dementia in elderly people, particularly affects the memory, thinking, and behavior parts of the mind.

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Home Care for Alzheimer's Patients

Given the fact that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common dementia affecting elderly people with noticeable memory loss, thinking ability and behavioral consistency, we at ProACtive Homemakers and Companions, believe in providing caring home-based services for family members living with challenging dementia conditions.

We understand that Alzheimer’s and dementia are more than just medical conditions – they’re life-changing experiences that deeply affect both individuals and their loved ones. Hence, when a family member succumbs to such a condition, which necessarily demands the right care, it also equally demands the right understanding of the disease and proper education for the loved ones.

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Therefore our caregivers are trained and resourceful to provide the best compassionate care they deserve.

We tailor our care services to meet the unique needs of individuals facing such challenges. In the following section, you will discover how our dedicated team can support you and your loved ones through every stage of this journey.

Due to its progressive nature, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in elderly individuals, primarily impacting memory, thinking, and behavior – the three strong pillars of human personality.  At ProActive Homemakers and Companions, we specialize in providing home-based, compassionate care for those grappling with such challenging conditions.

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We Understand the Journey

At ProACtive Homemakers and Companions, we fully understand the intense emotional and psychological distress that comes with Alzheimer’s and dementia for individuals and their families. Our mission is to provide compassionate, personalized care that respects the dignity and humanity of those living with these conditions.

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Emotional Support

Navigating the emotional challenges of Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming. Our caregivers offer empathetic support, providing a listening ear and emotional reassurance to both individuals and their families. We strive to create a comforting environment where feelings are validated and understood.

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Personalized Daily Care

Daily routines can become challenging with Alzheimer’s. Our caregivers assist with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, ensuring that individuals maintain their dignity and comfort. We tailor our care plans to meet the unique needs of each person, fostering a sense of normalcy and routine.

Communication Assistance

Effective communication is crucial in Alzheimer’s care. Our team is trained in strategies to enhance communication, ensuring that individuals feel heard and understood. We use patience, clear speech, and non-verbal cues to bridge communication gaps, making interactions more meaningful.

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Household Assistance

Maintaining a clean and organized home environment is essential for well-being. Our caregivers help with light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and other household tasks, allowing families to focus on spending quality time together.

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Cognitive Stimulation

Engaging activities can help slow cognitive decline and improve quality of life. We provide activities tailored to the individual’s interests and abilities, such as puzzles, music therapy, and memory games. These activities are designed to stimulate the mind and bring joy.

Transportation and Mobility Assistance

Safe and reliable transportation is crucial for medical appointments and social outings. Our caregivers provide transportation services and assist with mobility, ensuring that individuals can attend appointments and stay connected with their community.

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Respite Care

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be exhausting. Our respite care services give family caregivers a much-needed break, ensuring their loved ones receive professional care in their absence. This service helps prevent caregiver burnout and promotes overall family well-being.

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Family Support and Education

We believe in supporting the entire family. Our team provides education on Alzheimer’s disease, care strategies, and coping mechanisms. We offer resources and support groups to help families navigate the challenges of caregiving.

Why Choose ProACtive Homemakers and Companions?

Cognitive Stimulation and Engagement

We understand the importance of keeping the mind active and engaged. Our caregivers offer:

  • Memory-enhancing activities and games
  • Reminiscence therapy to promote positive emotions
  • Sensory stimulation exercises
  • Assistance with hobbies and interests

Family Support and Education

We recognize that caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be challenging for family members. Our services include:

  • Regular updates on your loved one’s condition and care
  • Education on disease progression and management techniques
  • Respite care to allow family caregivers time to rest and recharge.

Personalized Care Plans

We collaborate with you and your family to create a tailored care plan that addresses the specific needs of your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our experienced caregivers are trained to provide:

  • Medication reminders and assistance
  • Personal care, including bathing, grooming, and toileting
  • Meal preparation and feeding assistance
  • Mobility support and fall prevention
  • Engaging activities to stimulate cognitive function

Safety And Comfort​

Our caregivers are dedicated to creating a safe and comfortable environment for your loved one. We:

  • Identify and address potential hazards in the home
  • Implement safety measures to prevent wandering
  • Maintain familiar routines to reduce anxiety and confusion
  • Provide a calm and reassuring presence

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Alzheimer’s called now?

A: Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease starts in the brain many years before symptoms start to show. Early symptoms are mild and so don’t stop someone doing their normal everyday activities. It’s only later that symptoms become severe enough to be called ‘dementia’.

What is the current status of Alzheimer’s?

A: Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 6 million Americans, most of them age 65 or older, may have Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is currently ranked as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.

How do I know if my loved one needs Alzheimer’s or dementia home care?

A: Signs that your loved one might benefit from our services include memory loss affecting daily life, difficulty with familiar tasks, confusion about time or place, changes in mood or behavior, and challenges with personal care. We offer free assessments to help determine the level of care needed.

Q: What training do your caregivers receive for Alzheimer’s and dementia care?

A: Our caregivers undergo specialized training in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, including understanding the diseases, communication techniques, managing challenging behaviors, safety precautions, and engaging activities for cognitive stimulation.

Q: How do you ensure consistency of care with different caregivers?

A: We strive to maintain a consistent care team for each client. However, when changes are necessary, we have a thorough handover process and maintain detailed care plans to ensure seamless continuity of care.

Q: Can your services accommodate changing needs as the disease progresses?

A: Yes, we regularly reassess our clients’ needs and adjust care plans accordingly. Our services are flexible and can be scaled up or modified as your loved one’s condition changes over time.

Q: How do you handle difficult behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s or dementia?

A: Our caregivers are trained in various techniques to manage challenging behaviors, including redirection, validation therapy, and creating calming environments. We work closely with families and healthcare providers to develop effective strategies tailored to each individual.

Q: Do you provide support for family caregivers?

A: Absolutely. We offer education on disease management, regular updates on your loved one’s care, and respite services to give family caregivers much-needed breaks.

Q: How do you ensure the safety of clients with wandering tendencies?

A: We implement various safety measures, such as door alarms, safe outdoor spaces, and constant supervision. Our caregivers are also trained in techniques to reduce wandering behavior and ensure client safety.

Q: What is the cost of your Alzheimer’s and dementia home care services?

A: Costs vary depending on the level of care needed and the number of hours of service required. We offer a free, no-obligation assessment to provide a detailed quote based on your specific needs.

Q: Does insurance cover your Alzheimer’s and dementia care services?

A: Some long-term care insurance policies may cover our services. We can provide documentation to help you submit claims to your insurance provider. Medicare and standard health insurance typically do not cover non-medical home care services.

Q: How quickly can you start providing care?

A: In most cases, we can begin services within 24-48 hours of completing the initial assessment and care plan. For urgent situations, we strive to accommodate as quickly as possible.

Q: What is respite care for adults?

A: Respite services provide infrequent and temporary substitute care or supervision of adults who are frail or have a disability on behalf of and in the absence of the caregiver, for the purpose of providing caregivers with relief from the stress of caregiving and to help them maintain a normal life. (https://aging.ny.gov/)

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