When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, many feelings may arise, including fear, grief, and confusion. However, partnering with a home care agency can help both you and a loved one adjust to a new diagnosis. Dementia care at home is a more accessible option than many people think, and it can help the ones you love most remain safe in the place they’re most comfortable. At Aware Senior Care, we’re deeply committed to providing premier dementia care in Raleigh and the surrounding communities. Our comprehensive and holistic approach to dementia care is highly personalized for each individual, and ensures that the ones you love can be safe and comfortable at home.
We begin each care journey with an initial conversation with you and your loved one, during which we learn as much about the senior before his or her dementia diagnosis as possible, including personality traits and likes and dislikes. We also take care to learn as much as we can about the place he or she currently calls home and how we can best maintain a routine that will make the person feel most comfortable.
We also provide a free in-home consultation in order to assess the senior’s needs and abilities, identifying services that might be of help. We use all this information to create a customized plan for dementia care at home, outlining details and requirements of care. Because dementia is a progressive disease, we re-evaluate the care plan regularly in order to ensure the individual is getting the exact right kind of care. We’re ready and willing to partner with you at every stage of a dementia diagnosis, meeting the individual where he or she is and nurturing what abilities remain.
We’ve been through the process of seeking senior care for loved ones in our own families, and we know how daunting it can be to invite a stranger into your home. That’s why all our caregivers are hand-selected for both their skills and level of compassion, then thoroughly vetted, screened, and trained. This approach ensures we focus on the skills and abilities a person still has, not what he or she has lost.
Our dementia care focuses on soothing the person with dementia through physical touch and speaking to him or her from the vantage point of the individual’s level. For example, in a situation where a senior is refusing to bathe, the senior can be encouraged to cooperate by warming the room, minimizing distractions, being draped in warmed towels, and being encouraged to disrobe at his or her own pace. In the case of redirecting hallucinations, caregivers are encouraged to approach patients on their dominant side, take control of the situation by assuming responsibility, and then gently reroute the conversation.
If you’re ready to start your care journey with a perfectly-matched caregiver, reach out to Aware Senior Care, the premier providers of dementia care in Raleigh and the nearby areas. Contact us online or give us a call at any time at (919) 436-1871 to set up a free in-home consultation and take the first step toward receiving the highest quality of care.