Alzheimer’s and Dementia are illnesses that change the brain. People lose the capacity to remember, think and use their judgment. They may have trouble taking care of themselves. Over time, as the disease gets worse, the need for help will only keep on magnifying.
Alzheimer’s disease consists of three main stages: mild (sometimes called early-stage), moderate, and severe (sometimes called late-stage). Alzheimer’s is the most widespread form of dementia in older adults. The words ‘Alzheimer’s and Dementia’ are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. ‘Dementia is a term that means a person is no longer able to function on their own because of a lasting impairment of multiple mental abilities affecting memory, attention, and reasoning’. Dementia can be caused by many different medical conditions, such as a severe head injury or major stroke.
While taking care of your family member afflicted with AD makes you feel good, because you are providing love and comfort, it can also be very overwhelming. Also, challenges confront you each day. You may not even realize how much you have taken on because the changes can happen slowly over a long period of time.
Sometimes family members take for granted that a spouse or nearest family member can take on caregiving, but that is not always the case. Caregiving is a large commitment that only gets bigger with time. The person with Alzheimer’s will eventually need round-the-clock care. Family members may have their own health issues, jobs, and responsibilities. Communication is essential to make sure that the needs of the Alzheimer’s patient are met, and that the caregiver has the support to meet those needs. Being a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s brings with it enormous stress and challenges. So having relief on a regular basis is important to a caregiver’s health and well-being. Caregivers may turn to family, friends or neighbors for a break, or to more formal respite care, such as home health services or formal at-home care, such as that provided by TriBeCa Care. TriBeCa Care’s in-home care services provide home health aides, skilled skilled nursing care, companion services or even help with household chores. In turn, family members have time to enjoy social outings, run personal errands, participate in support groups or simply relax.
At TriBeCa Care, we trust and believe that the approach to proper care can help your loved one maintain a high quality of life even in the face of memory loss. While there’s presently no permanent cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there is care and caring. Staying within familiar surroundings at home preserves a sense of security, restores calm and keeps seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia feeling safe and loved.
It is best to appoint the services of our professional care-givers. TriBeCa Care’s geriatric care managers can provide an initial assessment as well as assistance with managing your case, including crisis management, interviewing in-home help, or assisting with placement in an assisted living facility or nursing home.
TriBeCa Care also offers personalized Alzheimer’s and Dementia care tips and advice that can dramatically reduce frustrations and increase the quality of life for your family and your loved one seeking Alzheimer’s and Dementia home care.
TriBeCa Care’s Care Managers are experienced professionals with superior qualifications and are capable of skillfully assessing a situation and creating individualized care plans to meet your family’s needs. They are specialized, knowledgeable, well-trained, experienced and committed to ensuring a better quality of life for all our clients. Our staff is authenticated through a rigorous background check before joining the TriBeCa Care team. Our experienced caregivers use specialized activities to help stimulate cognitive awareness, communication and physical activity. These activities are specifically designed for Alzheimer’s and Dementia care, using familiar music, games, exercises and family photos. These cognitive tools are designed to help both stimulate and calm individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
A well matched caregiver to your family can provide significant relief and stability. Many other facilities or care providers overlook the importance of the chemistry between your family and a caregiver. We are not satisfied until you are. By asking for TriBeCa Care’s expert and professionl help, you are taking the first step in healing for your entire family. We are dedicated to providing the most qualified and most sincere Alzheimer’s and Dementia home care, from the very best Alzheimer’s and Dementia caregivers at TriBeCa Care.