Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
Caring for those with Dementia-related diseases, specifically Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, can seem overwhelming at times for family members who want to ensure their loved one has the best quality of life at home. Sundowner’s and other behaviors such as hallucinations, agitation, delusion, anxiety, and suspicions can complicate this care model and create feelings of desperation among the caretaker who is trying to ensure their loved one is safe at home.
Knowing you have the support of Eldercare can be a source of relief and comfort. Our In-Home Aide Clinical Supervisor, Keilah Roberts RN is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She works with the client and/or family in developing a plan of care specifically tailored to give peace of mind and be the lending hand during your time of need. She also makes recommendations, guidance, and education in terms of the disease process.
Keilah works with Kassidy White, our Service Coordinator, to specially match the caregiver with your loved one who is experiencing some form of Dementia. Each caregiver goes through rigorous and specialized hands-on training in the form of Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s education so that they have the necessary tools to be successful while working in the home. Each caregiver also has ongoing educational in-services throughout the year.
“Currently, Eldercare At Home is the only home care agency in the Cape Fear region with a Clinical Supervisor (RN) who is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. We want families to know and trust that we have enhanced training for our caregivers who will be working with their loved ones. This adds credibility to what we do, and also ensures we are offering clients a more specialized approach to their care and support at home,” explains Jennifer Gunter, Director of In-Home Care at Eldercare at Home.
Services for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients include:
- Respite time for family members
- Caregiver burn-out relief
- Peace of mind that loved one is safe and looked after
- Companionship and positive mental stimulation
- Engagement in hobbies and social activities
- Assistance with personal hygiene care
- Light housekeeping services
- 24/7 care available
- Transportation or errand assistance
- Medical appointment transportation
- Accompaniment to community activities (senior yoga, swimming, arts & crafts)
- Nursing oversight
- Non-medical care