Providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s takes a lot of heart. If you are a family caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you know firsthand the heartbreak of seeing their mental health decline. As you continue caring with love and compassion, keep this in mind: even if your efforts aren’t openly appreciated by your loved one, we commend your dedication to their well being.
At SYNERGY HomeCare, we actively observe November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and would like to take this time to let you know that we are here to help. Memory care isn’t just for the patient; it’s also for you. Here are some of the ways we can help you feel the peace of mind and respite you need as a family caregiver.
The Family Learning Center
Most likely, when you received your loved one’s diagnosis, you jumped into caregiving with both feet. A little bit of education can go a long way in helping you enhance your new role as a primary caregiver. That’s why we’re giving you ourFamily Learning Center! All you need to do is go online and use the information at right to log in to the system. We have an entire module on Alzheimer’s caregiving that will help get started on your caregiving journey with some basic skills and understanding.
Safe Living Environment
In the past, you may have entered your loved one’s home to find an untended hot stove, or driven around the neighborhood looking for them when they wandered away from home. After these experiences, you may feel that no matter how vigilant you are, keeping your loved one safe will always be a round-the-clock job. With the help of a caregiver, you can make sure that your loved one’s home is safe and secure. We can be there to help you while you are at work or out doing errands. From a few hours a week to 24 hours a day, we can help prevent falls, accidents and wandering.
It can be hard to separate yourself from difficult situations, such as when your loved one doesn’t remember you. It can also be uncomfortable to provide personal hygiene, toileting and dressing assistance to your senior parent. In these instances, having a reliable caregiver will help you and your family member with emotional encouragement and physical support. On the hard days, this can make all the difference.