Senior Care News

What Is Alzheimer’s Care At Home?

Alzheimer's care providers who work with seniors who have Alzheimer’s have education and experience that gives them the tools to help seniors with Alzheimer’s, and their families. 
Alzheimer’s Care in Carthage MO

Taking care of a senior parent with Alzheimer’s is a very difficult thing. If you are struggling to take care of a senior parent who has Alzheimer’s you’re not alone. And you don’t have to take care of your mom or dad alone. Alzheimer’s care at home is available for seniors who have Alzheimer’s but want to stay in their homes.

Alzheimer’s care at home is specialized care that meets the unique needs of seniors who are living with Alzheimer’s. If your senior mom or dad has just been diagnosed now is a good time to start Alzheimer’s care. Your mom or dad will be able to bond with a caregiver now, and that bond can help them later on.

But, Alzheimer’s care can help if your senior parent has more advanced Alzheimer’s too. The care providers who work with seniors who have Alzheimer’s have education and experience that gives them the tools to help seniors with Alzheimer’s, and their families.

Some of the ways that Alzheimer’s care can help your senior parent and your family are:

Medication Reminders

Caregivers who work with seniors who have Alzheimer’s will make sure that your senior parent knows when to take their medications. They will ensure that medications are taken correctly and on time so your senior mom or dad doesn’t miss doses of the medications they need.

Meal Preparation

Caregivers will cook healthy meals that your senior parent will enjoy, and make sure that they eat regularly. Seniors who have Alzheimer’s can develop sensory issues that make food unappealing to them, even foods they used to love. A care provider who understands how Alzheimer’s can change a senior’s tastes will work with your senior parent to find foods they like that are healthy.

Creating a Safe Environment

Caregivers will help make sure that your mom or dad is safe at home. They may suggest safety upgrades like code locks instead of key locks, security cameras, motion-activated lights, grab bars, and other devices that can make the home safer for a senior with Alzheimer’s.

Providing Emotional Support

Caregivers offer companionship and emotional support, helping to reduce feelings of isolation and anxiety by engaging in conversations and activities that the senior enjoys.

Cognitive Stimulation

Caregivers also engage your senior mom or dad in activities that stimulate the mind, such as puzzles, memory games, reading, or arts and crafts, to help maintain cognitive function. By playing games, doing activities, and exploring hobbies caregivers add to the quality of life your senior parent has.

Behavioral Management

Caregivers manage challenging behaviors like agitation, aggression, or wandering by using techniques such as redirection, reassurance, and creating a calm environment. They can also teach you and other family members how to use these techniques so that you can communicate more effectively with your mom or dad.

Household Management

Caregivers often take on household chores such as cleaning, laundry, and shopping. They also can get the mail, take out the trash, and do all the other day to day chores that are necessary to keep the home clean and safe.

Transportation and Errands

Caregivers can take your senior mom or dad to medical appointments if you can’t, or arrange for home health care. They can also take care of grocery shopping, running errands, pet care, and other chores that your senior parent can no longer do.

If you or an aging loved one is considering Alzheimer’s Care in Carthage, MO, please contact the caring staff at Adelmo Family Care today at (417) 206-4576
Adelmo Family Care provides exceptional home and facility care for seniors, disabled adults, and their families in Joplin, Webb City, Carthage, Duquesne, Neosho, Carl Junction, Lamar, Newton County, MO, Jasper County, MO, Pittsburg, KS, Riverton, KS, Crawford County, KS, Cherokee County, KS, and surrounding areas.
John Good

Recent Posts


Contact Us About Home Care

Skip to content