Alzheimer’s and Dementia are some of the most horrible and cruel illnesses that we have to face. Whether it happens to ourselves, or someone that we care about, it can be exceptionally hard to handle. Being equipped for the unexpected is something that takes years of training to prepare for. Which is why so many people opt for professional care services when these illnesses strike a member of their family. Here we will discuss how our team are able to assist you through this illness, making things as easy as possible for you.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
When a person gets dementia or Alzheimer’s, they start to forget many things. Often things that you wouldn’t realise they would forget. This can include forgetting how to prepare food and eat, as well as general hygiene requirements. It can be a very confusing and hard time for the person, which is what we are here to help them through. We can encourage, support and help to make sure that they are getting all of their basic needs. We can either provide full-time care, or work as a team with family members who are also looking after their loved ones.
Assisting in the Hard Moments
Having one of these illnesses can be not only hard for the families, but also exceptionally frustrating and confusing for the person with it. They often understand that they are losing their memory, or get scared and confused when they don’t understand where they are or how they got there. These frightening times can cause a person to become upset, or angry with confusion. This is why our years of training are exceptionally valuable when caring for patients with these illnesses.
We understand that although family members would love to be able to provide their loved ones with full-time care, it is not always a possibility. We can often think it is safer and more comfortable for a person to be around a familiar face that they have known for years. But often it can work in the opposite way, and they find their pride will not allow care from a family member. Our team not only provide care for a person but also companionship. So they have someone they can speak to and enjoy their time with, making them feel as though they are dealing with a friend, who is also a trained professional.
Rhode Island Home Care Services understands that a person who is navigating the early or late stages of these illnesses can be very confused. And our personal approach means that we will start to build safe connections with our clients, allowing them to have trust in us while getting the care they need. We never overstep any boundaries, but make sure that we are able to build a friendship with our clients, as this allows them to willingly accept their care needs and also helps them feel safe after particularly confusing episodes.