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What is Respite Care?

Alzheimer’s care is a specialized kind of care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s, and it can provide respite care for you.
Alzheimer's Care in Joplin MO

If you are taking care of a senior parent with Alzheimer’s, you know that caregiving can be a challenge. The pace of life these days is very hectic, especially if you are trying to juggle taking care of a senior parent who has Alzheimer’s with family obligations, work obligations, and the things you need to do to take care of yourself. Alzheimer’s care is a specialized kind of care for seniors who have Alzheimer’s. It can provide respite care for you. Respite care is when a professional caregiver takes over so that you can have time off from taking care of your senior parent.

Caregivers Need Help

Seniors with Alzheimer’s have special needs. Because of the way that Alzheimer’s affects the brain, seniors who have it will progressively need more supervision and more care. Family caregivers will need to invest more time and energy in keeping their senior parents safe and making sure that their physical health needs are taken care of. That can create a lot of stress for family caregivers who also need to juggle other responsibilities. Alzheimer’s care can help family caregivers with things like:

Medical Appointments

Getting a senior parent who has Alzheimer’s to a medical appointment can be an all-day task. First, you need to get them up, dressed, and ready to go. Then, you need to get them to the medical building and get them safely inside. After that, you need to keep them busy while waiting and get through the appointment. And then you need to get them home and settled. If you can’t take off an entire morning or day to get your senior parent to a medical appointment, Alzheimer’s care providers can do that for you. They can help arrange for a telemedicine visit that can be done at home as well.

Dressing and Activities of Daily Living

If you are not able to get to your senior parent’s home first thing in the morning because you have kids that you need to take to school or a job that you need to get to, a care provider can be there. They can help your senior parent get showered, shave, brush their teeth, comb their hair, and get dressed.


Seniors with Alzheimer’s may have trouble getting in and out of bed because they have mobility challenges, health problems, or they no longer understand how to get out of bed. Alzheimer’s care providers are trained in safe methods of helping seniors of all shapes and sizes safely get up and get moving in the morning or get into bed at night.

Keeping Seniors Safe at Home

Keeping a senior parent with Alzheimer’s safe at home can feel like a full-time job. Trying to prevent them from wandering alone, keeping them from falling, and preventing accidents like a fire from the stove being turned on or a flood from the faucets being turned on can be exhausting. Alzheimer’s care can keep your senior parent safe at home while you take care of your needs like getting a haircut, going to a medical appointment, going shopping, or just getting a good night’s sleep.

If you or an aging loved one is considering Alzheimer’s Care in Joplin, MO, please contact the caring staff at Adelmo Family Care today (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.
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