If your parent suffers from Alzheimer’s disease it can be a time of great stress for the family. You know you have come to a point where you cannot allow your parent’s safety to be jeopardized, but you also know they are stubborn, don’t like change, claim they don’t need help, and are the happiest in their own home. Their home provides for them a sense of comfort and familiarity and in a world where things are becoming uncertain and frightening. As their child, you want to preserve this security for your parent as long as possible.
Being able to provide exceptional care for a parent in their own home without moving to a facility is preferable especially during the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease. If a person only needs mild to moderate assistance doing day-to-day activities, they can be paired with a companion. Their companion can help provide a meal or offer an ear for conversation.
It may be that a homemaker is needed; one who can keep the house clean and provide meals. Or it may be necessary that a parent requires a nursing assistant to help administer medication. The wonderful thing is that in-home care can be customized to meet the needs of any individual.
In-home care allows your parent to keep their same routine, which will minimize their confusion. Being able to hire a service also helps to eliminate the burn out many family members may feel after years of being the caregiver. With in-home care the quality of family time together is unsurpassed; everyone can spend time enjoying each other’s company.
If you are searching for at home Alzheimer’s care in Long Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, or anywhere in the South Bay of Los Angeles, make sure you set up interviews with the companies you are considering. Make sure the agency is part of the American Board of Home Care or other professional standards organization. Check the Better Business Bureau to be sure there is no pending issues against the business, and don’t be afraid to ask any and all questions regarding your parent’s care. The longer your parent can remain at home surrounded by the things that provide them comfort and security the better they will feel and the better the entire family will feel.
Also, one crutial thing to remeber – avoid hiring a home health aide or caregiver direct, “under the table” or without a professional in home care agency. Yes, you will save a couple of dollars per hour but the risk of elder abuse, both physical and financial sky rocket.
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