At Loving Home Care Services, we have extensive experience working with seniors and their families who live with dementia. Meeting the unique and changing needs of individuals living with dementia can be very challenging given the dynamic and unpredictable nature of the disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and is a degenerative disease with no cure currently available.
Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are two different terms. Dementia is an overall term used to describe several conditions, including Alzheimer’s, as well as other conditions with shared symptoms.
These forms of dementia are manageable, but aren’t reversible and worsen over time; Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Symptoms of dementia can vary greatly but they typically involve significant impairment of memory, communication, language, ability to focus, ability to pay attention, reasoning, judgment, or visual perception. Dementias are typically progressive conditions, starting out with mild memory loss or other symptoms and gradually worsening. The late stage of dementia can greatly impact an individual’s regular functions, including the ability to hold a conversation or respond to their environment.
It is about feeling safe and comfortable with a trusted home care provider coming into your home and assisting you with the most cherished dementia care services. Our Care Director and Case Manager will work with you and your family to create a customized care plan that is specifically designed to meet your individual needs with a perfectly matched caregiver, ensuring continuity of care.
Don’t let yourself or a loved one go by another day without professional help. We are on stand-by and committed in providing trusted and industry-recognized Dementia Care Services today. Our Dementia Care Plan’s are carefully prepared with a thorough and personable, complimentary assessment.
Dementia Home Care Assistance
Loving Home Care Services offers highly experienced, compassionate and caring staff that specialize in working with clients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Whether it involves helping with daily activities like Bathing, Dressing, and Grooming, getting to and from appointments, Household Tasks like grocery shopping, cooking nutritious meals, laundry, garbage removal, to nursing support, medication administration, mental stimulation and more. We are here to help.
We provide a holistic, person-centred care approach to the client by stimulating them mentally and physically while keeping them engaged socially and with routine daily tasks. By doing so we are able to promote and encourage independent healthy living and an elevated quality of life, all in the comforts of home. Add this to the support of our staff and case managers, aligned with the client’s level of mobility, dependence and cognitive state, ensure’s that their needs and the family’s needs are met.
Our Alzheimer’s Care Services Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Home Support: Each setting and situation is different, so we take great pride in providing comprehensive and customized home support care plans suited to any lifestyle and individual. Our clients are taken care of just as their homes are well taken care of; ensuring a clean, fresh, comfortable and most importantly, safe home environment.
- Personal Care: Personal Care Assistants and Personal Certified Care-Aides allow our clients to feel safe and comfortable in their home setting where we strive to be caring and trustworthy friends, becoming part of the family. Ageing can be an uncertain process and we want to help make the transition as comfortable as possible while we give our clients the personal care services they need so they may continue to thrive in their lives and to help them reach their personal life goals.
- Companion Care: Our elderly companion services allow our clients to maintain independence, live an elevated quality of life in the comforts of their home. Companionship and on-going social interaction are crucial to staying healthy mentally, spiritually, and physically.
- Nursing Support Care: Our Certified Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses can ensure you or your loved ones receive proper care at home, providing medication administration or other medical services as prescribed.
Our Care Director and Case Manager will work with you and your family to create a customized care plan that is specifically designed to meet your individual needs with a perfectly matched caregiver, ensuring continuity of care.
Victorina took wonderful care of our mother whose progressive dementia made daily living in her home increasingly challenging. A great caregiver and companion, Victorina provided a level of home support that enabled Mom to live in her own home safely. We highly recommend LHCS.
Seven Stages Of Senior Dementia
Stage 1 – No Cognitive Decline – In this stage, the person functions normally, has no memory loss, and is mentally healthy. At this stage, Alzheimer’s disease is undetectable.
Stage 2 – Very Mild Cognitive Decline – This stage is used to describe forgetfulness associated with aging. Such as, forgetting names and where familiar objects were left. Although, not to the point where it can be distinguished from normal age-related memory loss. An individual will still do well on memory tests.
Stage 3 – Mild Cognitive Decline – This stage includes increased forgetfulness, slight difficulty concentrating, and decreased work performance. Individuals may get lost more frequently or have difficulty finding the right words. At this stage, the person’s friends and family will begin to notice a cognitive decline.
Stage 4 – Moderate Cognitive Decline – This stage is commonly defined as early-onset Alzheimer’s or dementia. Symptoms of cognitive decline are apparent and should be seen by a health care professional. An individual with early-stage dementia will experience increased forgetfulness, often forgetting recent events, as well as difficulty concentrating, difficulty with problem-solving, and difficulty managing finances. They may have challenges when travelling to unfamiliar areas alone, and they may have difficulty performing complex tasks or organizing and expressing thoughts. Individuals in stage four may also be in denial about their forgetfulness and other symptoms, and as socialization becomes increasingly difficult, they may begin to withdraw from family and friends.
Stage 5 – Moderately Severe Cognitive Decline – Major memory deficiencies are present beginning in stage five, and people in this stage of the disease may require assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and preparing meals. The individual will need some assistance to complete their daily living activities such as dressing, bathing, and preparing meals. The individual may not remember their address or phone number and may not know the time or day, or where they are.
Stage 6 – Severe Cognitive Decline (Middle Dementia) – This stage marks a period in which an individual requires substantial assistance to carry out day-to-day activities. They may have little memory of recent events and forget the names of close friends or family members. Many people in stage six have limited memory of their earlier lives and will also have difficulty completing tasks or successfully exhibiting cognitive skills. Incontinence is a problem at this stage. Ability to speak declines. Personality and emotional changes, such as delusions, compulsions, or anxiety and agitation may occur.
Stage 7 – Severe Cognitive Decline (Late Dementia) – This is the final stage in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. At this stage, most individuals will have lost their ability to speak or communicate. They often require 24/7 assistance with most of their activities, including toileting, eating, dressing, bathing, and other daily activities. Because individuals in stage seven often lose psychomotor capabilities, they may be unable to walk or require significant assistance with ambulation
Trusted Dementia In Home Care Services
Don’t let another day go by worrying that yourself or a family member might be without help and is not getting the dementia care and attention they need and deserve. Our agency carries the expertise and knowledge to be able to provide any level of personal care services for our client’s and we are committed to providing top-calibre quality care.
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We work extremely diligently with clients and families to put together the right care package of services required to assist individuals where they need it the most. We will work with you step-by-step, answering any questions or concerns you may have. We won't stop working for you until you are fully satisfied with our services.