What is Dementia Care?
Dementia Care in Gainesville, FL & Surrounding Areas
One of the most common health conditions among the older population is dementia. Alzheimer’s disease, Pick’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and Lewy body dementia are all forms of dementia that lead to mental decline and interfere with daily life. Senior citizens with dementia often display signs of memory loss, disorientation, confusion, personality changes, impaired judgment, social isolation, losing and misplacing belongings, and speech challenges.
We Help Seniors Maintain Independence and Dignity
It can be difficult for older adults with dementia to live a safe, comfortable, and fulfilling life at home in Gainesville, Ocala and The Villages. For this reason, dementia care is available. Caregivers who specialize in this type of care are committed to easing the frustrations that come with dementia and will work tirelessly to help a senior maintain their independence and dignity.
Customized Dementia Plans
Since each and every senior with dementia has unique needs, customized dementia care plans are designed. A client care coordinator will consider a senior’s strengths, weaknesses, and stage of dementia when creating a care plan.
The care plan may include assistance with personal care tasks such as bathing and grooming or companionship care tasks such as medication reminders, incidental transportation to doctor’s appointments and errands, grocery shopping and meal preparation. As an older adult’s condition changes, their care plan can be modified to meet their new needs.
Round-the-Clock Care Available
While some seniors in the earlier stages of dementia may only require care a few times a week or on a part-time basis, those in the later stages may benefit from full-time or round-the-clock care. Regardless of an older adult’s needs, our dementia caregivers are an invaluable resource.
A Plethora of Benefits
By opting for dementia care, older adults living with dementia can become more independent. They can also increase their participation in various social and meaningful life activities. Lastly, this type of care promotes safety at home and results in less hospitalizations and visits to the emergency room. Seniors who receive care are provided with the support and resources they need to thrive rather than just survive.
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