Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability, such as the ability to think, remember, and make decisions. It is typically severe enough to interfere with everyday activities and mostly affects older adults. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common types of dementia.
If your loved one has dementia, it could take a toll on your family as well as your physical and emotional health. For these reasons, many families choose to hire home care services for support. Getting the best care for your loved one can help him or her live a comfortable and quality life.
It can be incredibly hard to watch your loved one change due to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. An overarching term for the cognitive impairments that affect thinking, memory and decision-making capabilities, dementia can make even ordinary, everyday tasks a challenge.
The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s, can take even recent recall away. Your parent, relative, or other loved one may not remember a conversation you had minutes earlier or understand that you are still nearby when you have stepped out of the room. Normal walking or talking can become difficult. The person you knew can become someone else entirely.
The nature of the disease presents unique challenges when providing dementia care at home. Many times, the dementia caregiver might feel overwhelmed or unsure what to do. This is why Custom Home Care provides dementia care in Chicago: We can give you and your loved one the support you need from experienced, well-trained caregivers — all managed by qualified nurses.
Our Dementia Home Care Services
There is a lot that goes into dementia care, from understanding the illness to providing emotional support to quickly assessing behaviors and making judgment calls. Our professional caregivers have the experience and skill to take care of your loved one. They can offer senior dementia care that can help avoid accidents, provide more comfort at home, and prevent aggressive behaviors. To give you an idea of the wide variety of services we offer, here are some examples:
- Personal care and hygiene
- Oral care
- Fall prevention
- Pill medication reminders
- Incontinence care
- Rehab compliance
- Meal preparation
- Light housekeeping
- Errands and shopping
- Escort to activities and appointments
- Transfer assistance
- Skin care
If you or your loved one needs help with anything not listed above, feel free to talk to us about it. We want to help you.
Choose Us for Dementia Care in Chicago
Offering home care services since 1994, Custom Home Care is the right choice for Alzheimer care — and a trusted home care agency for Chicago seniors today. We take a loving approach to care, and our mission is to improve seniors’ lives. Our agency is owned and managed by nurses, and all our dementia caregivers operate under their supervision.
In order to be as available to you as possible, we operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. When you want in-home support from well-trained, experienced, supervised dementia carers, reach out to us. Our team is here to help individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s enjoy better quality of life and more independence, through dependable, caring, in-home support.
Ready to learn more about our dementia care in Chicago? To get started, reach out to us anytime and set up a free nursing consultation.