Dementia & Alzheimers In-Home Care
In-home care is especially suited to the challenges facing seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This is the only care option that allows a senior to remain at home in familiar surroundings and maintain personal habits, relationships, and routines. These are crucial elements to helping these people navigate their disease comfortably and with dignity.
Providing in-home care for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is one of our specialty areas. Although we work with you and your family to create a customized Plan of Care, our care plans for these circumstances typically include all activities of daily living.
We have proven communication protocols that facilitate sharing information between our caregivers, family, and any other professionals. We also use an online weekly report system to track progress and share information.
In-Home Care for Dementia and Alzheimer’s: Pros and Cons
We’re often asked for the pros and cons of staying at home versus moving to a memory care facility. Based on our 20 years of experience with seniors in both settings, here is our analysis:
In-Home Care Pros:
- Seniors maintain the familiar home environment, personal habits, relationships, and routines.
- Seniors live at their own pace; they’re not rushed around as they are in a facility.
- Seniors live with an attentive adult for conversation and companionship.
- The anxiety level and chance of emotional outbursts drops dramatically when seniors stay home.
In-Home Care Cons:
There’s only one drawback to in-home care: the cost. Staying at home with 24/7 live-in care is more expensive — around $2500 more per month — than moving to a Memory Care Facility.