Alzheimer’s home care is a type of memory care that is specifically catered to people suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. People suffering from Alzheimer’s often require constant care and attention and due to the nature of the disease, the type of care is different from general in home care for seniors. There are also different stages of Alzheimer’s. Those in the early stages will not require as much supervision and care as people in a later stage.
While a healthcare facility with 24 hour supervision for your loved one may be a smart choice, it isn’t always the right one. Alzheimer’s is a memory disorder and a change in surroundings may not be the best option. The familiar surroundings of home can allow your loved one to maintain a degree of independence and comfort with qualified and compassionate care from a member of the Nova team to help them with their daily routines.
About Our Alzheimer’s Home Care Services
An Alzheimer’s diagnosis leads families to have to make some difficult decisions. Since many people suffering from Alzheimer’s need constant care, it can be tough for family caregivers with jobs and families of their own to balance everything. Nova Home Care & Staffing can alleviate some of that stress and provide the highest quality care to your loved one.
Stages of Alzheimer’s Home Care
While Alzheimer’s is not reversible, it is possible to slow the progression. This is one of the main goals of Alzheimer’s home care, on top of basic in home health care tasks. Having organized routines in a comfortable and familiar environment overseen by a professional caregiver can greatly mitigate the side effects of Alzheimer’s. Skilled caregivers can also engage with patients through the use of memory and brain fitness exercises.
Those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s can generally take care of themselves. They might occasionally forget things, but will be mostly self sufficient. At this point, an in home caregiver is probably not necessary at all times. It may be best to have them come in a few hours just to do basic household chores like preparing meals, doing laundry, providing companionship.
The late stages of Alzheimer’s requires much more in depth and supervised care. Your loved one may have trouble remembering even simple tasks they could once do without any thought. If a family caregiver cannot be present, hiring an in home caregiver to be present at all times is necessary.
Home Much Do Alzheimer’s Home Care Services Cost?
The cost of Alzheimer’s home care services will ultimately depend on a number of factors. How many hours will the caregiver need to be available? What specific services are being provided during the home care period? Patients that require more specialized and focused care will have a higher cost associated with the time they are spending with a client. Skilled nurses, for example, can provide medical care that cannot be provided by a home health aide which makes their hourly rates higher.
Each client that we work with at Nova Home Care has a unique situation. Everyone has specific needs and medical requirements. Some services may be covered by insurance, veterans benefits, etc. To find out how much home health care services will cost for a specific case, reach out to Nova today to discuss your needs.
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The staff at Nova have all the skills and training required to take the best possible care of your loved ones and make them feel comfortable and safe in their homes. You’ll also feel better knowing they are receiving the best care available. Contact us today to learn more about our Alzheimer’s home care services.