Disease Education

Alzheimer's Care

A loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease or any form of dementia presents one of the most challenging and difficult care situations for loved ones. In most cases, Alzheimer’s disease is called a family disease, since the stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone in the family. Home health caregiving treatment must therefore address the needs of all loved ones, including emotional support, counseling and educational programs about the disease.

It is important to have experienced caregivers who have been trained to compassionately manage behaviors such as agitation, wandering, sundowning, mental confusion and other conditions associated with dementia. And we are committed to long-term caregiver relationships, for consistency and emotional bonding, to provide comfort and companionship. Our caregivers often feel as though they have become members of the family. Consistency and familiarity are important.

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Caregivers who undergo training by the Alzheimer's Association Care Academy gain a deeper understanding of this complex disease. They also develop skills for:

  • Managing challenging behaviors
  • Providing the best personalized and attentive care
  • Connecting, both mentally and emotionally, with patients in late-stage dementia
  • Helping ease the stress on loved ones

Contact us for a free in-home assessment to determine the best plan of care for your loved one. We are here to help.

Home Care When Arthritis Limits Mobility

Arthritis increases physical limitations and mobility, and alters people's lifestyles. We assist people who suffer from arthritis with their daily activities. Some of the activities that can be challenging include light housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing, dressing, doing laundry and going to appointments and outings. Our company has decades of home care experience, focusing on individuals with disabilities or those living with arthritis. We understand that arthritis often leads to bone density problems, depression and bone impairment. Our caregivers can assist with light exercise, if prescribed by a physical therapist, that encourages joint movements and range of motion. Other therapy might include simple walking, relaxation techniques and attention to home safety, especially to prevent falls.

It is also important to get enough nourishment and hydration to strengthen bone health. Many of the organizations below offer support groups, counseling and additional information on arthritis.

Home Care for Parkinson's Disease

Home care for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) requires a well-balanced diet and usually requires constant exercise. A physical therapist will often develop and monitor a home exercise program that will include a good exercise routine. Most exercise routines include strengthening and flexing all limbs, stretching legs and feet, walking, facial and breathing exercises, and specific exercises to gain better control in swallowing.

Our caregivers can follow the instructions provided by occupational therapists regarding help with walking, talking and completing everyday activities. At advanced stages, people with Parkinson's disease lose the ability to automatically move. An in-home exercise program can help people with PD learn how to think about their movements and to plan their movements one step at a time. Learning how to move and stretch again will help keep the body flexible and keep the blood moving. Caregivers can assist and encourage these exercises.

A well-balanced diet also plays a critical role in keeping a person with Parkinson's healthy, active, and energetic. Choose foods that are soft and easy to chew for people who have difficulty swallowing.

It is also important that people get enough nourishment for the body to function. Our caregivers help people with Parkinson's physically as well as emotionally. Support groups can also be helpful. Many of the organizations below offer support groups, counseling and additional information on PD.

Once a stroke survivor’s condition is stabilized and neurological deficits no longer appear to be progressing, rehabilitation begins. Throughout the recovery process, we can provide personal care assistance for those who have suffered the effects of a stroke. Based on the individual’s recovery and rehabilitation plan, our caregivers can help with activities that involve movement, balance and language.

In addition to these services, we can provide transportation to weekly doctor appointments and follow-up testing. Since stroke patients require attentive treatment, we can monitor any medication regimens, and assist with a healthy road to recovery. Below are a few resources to stay informed about stroke:

Coordinated Home Care for Stroke Patients

Contact us for a free in-home assessment to determine the best plan of care for your loved one. We are here to help.