It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. And too much stress can be harmful to the caregiver and the patient. Approved Home Health can guide you through the difficult days ahead and make it possible for your loved one to remain safely in familiar surroundings, wherever that may be.
More than one-third of adults over the age of 65 receiving home health care has some form of cognitive impairment, but the number of caregivers qualified to serve these patients properly doesn’t meet the demand.
That’s why Approved Home Health has a team of specialized aides who undergo professional training to develop the tools they need to deliver the best Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Approved Home Health provides specialized training that exceeds state requirements. The curriculum covers the challenges in caring for clients in the early, middle and end stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Topics covered in the professional training courses included:
- Overview of dementia
- Effective communication strategies
- Understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors
- Working with families
- Elder abuse reporting laws
- Personal care & special needs
- Meaningful, engaging activities
Approved Home Health can provide expert care that allows a loved one to stay in the home and offers relief to primary caregivers. Types of care include:
- Companion services such as supervision, recreational activities or quality visits
- Personal care services such as help bathing, dressing, toileting or eating
- Homemaker services such as housekeeping, shopping or meal preparation
- Skilled care such as wound care, injections and medication management
Trust your care, or a family member’s care, to a company that combines more than 25 years of experience with the dedication and commitment to service that is so important to a successful client-caregiver relationship.