In-home care is especially suited to the challenges that seniors face with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Only in-home care allows a senior to remain at home in familiar surroundings and maintain personal habits, relationships, and routines that a person has spent a lifetime building. Helping seniors successfully deal with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease challenges is one of our specialties.
Husky Senior Care Services Related to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
We will sit down with you and develop a Plan of Care that serves you now and will evolve as your needs evolve. The home care schedule may start small with one short daily shift and may eventually expand to 24/7 live-in care. Some of the services that we typically provide in this situation are:
- Medication reminder and ordering assistance
- Help managing the social calendar, errands, and doctor’s appointments and transportation
- Meal planning and preparation
- Bathing, dressing, and grooming assistance as needed
- Light housekeeping
- General assistance managing home appliances and other home related challenges
- Weekly Reports to family covering the highs, lows, and changes in condition
We will also set up a 3-Ring Daily Log Binder in the home to improve the communication between our caregivers, visiting family, and any other visiting professionals. Our Weekly Report online system is also invaluable for keeping loved ones up to date.
Our regular hourly and live-in costs apply. There are no extra charges. See our web site for current rates.
In-Home Care versus a Memory Care Facility
We are often asked what are the pros and cons of staying at home versus moving to a memory care facility. Based on watching seniors choose both options over the last 20 years, here is the analysis:
- The senior maintains the familiar home environment, personal habits, relationships, and routines.
- Seniors live at their own pace and are not rushed as they are in a facility.
- Seniors live around an attentive adult for conversation and companionship.
- The anxiety level and chance of emotional outbursts drops dramatically when seniors stay home.
- Staying at home with 24/7 Live-In Care is more expensive--around $2500 more per month--than moving to a Memory Care Facility.
The Bottom Line
If you can afford it, in-home care is a wonderful long term solution for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
If You Can't Stay at Home
Everyone wants to stay home, but sometimes the cost or the intensive nursing needs make this impractical. Don't worry, we have a great option! Husky Senior Care has developed Longhouse Adult Family Homes. Longhouse Adult Family Homes are vibrant dementia-focused households, with round the clock awake staff, great activity programs, and intensive nursing. Longhouse five houses located in Northgate and Bothell. This is an extension of our mission to help seniors stay in household environments. To learn more, visit www.longhouse.com.