Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

 

"Family caregivers now have access to more solutions than ever offered by home care companies"

 

 

The biggest value home care offers, is the obvious fact that older adults are able to remain in their own familiar home. It is important to note that any changes in environment result in a speeding up/rapid decline of symptoms. Aging in place is far less disorienting than a move to an assisted living facility and typically more economical than before with the combination of Alberta Health Care's Home Care Program.  What are the primary benefits? Read on to get a better understanding of the benefits provided by our experienced In Home Care team;

Focus on Maintaining your Independence

The Mad Tasker Team is unique in providing home care that is focused on achieving your goals.  Physical, cognitive and medical changes often interfere with clients ability to continue with their preferred way of living. Your dignity and goals are at the forefront of our services, ensuring we assist you in finding the best solutions to maintain activities that are the most important to your individual quality of life. Without them the feelings of loss can lead to depression.   While you may have to compromise, an avid golfer can enjoy the environment; sounds like the ping of the golf balls and smell of the greens will evoke the release of endorphins and learning to putt on your walker is an art in itself.

 

Specialized Training for Specialized Services

Common aspects of this training include methods for staying engaged with the older adult, managing often unpredictable behaviour, non pharmacological interventions, communicating effectively and breaking down activities into manageable steps. Family caregivers can also benefit from trained providers in tangible ways; respite relief to ensure you can continue providing care and utilizing the support of skilled care as a means to improve your knowledge base and coping skills; learning effective communication strategies, non pharmacological techniques and integral incontinence care , where to obtain medical equipment, supplies & services including government services.

Comfort in Routines

Just as familiar surrounding are safe and soothing, the same can be said for daily routines.  Maintaining a routine similar to the one followed by the pre-dementia person can help reduce anxiety and confusion. A fundamental aspect of home care is that services are provided according to a personalized care plan. This organizational technique translates into a set routine for dementia adults, who thrive on familiarity. Preserving these very personal and deeply ingrained routines can help them retain some control and understanding of what is going on around them. 

 

Provide Meaningful Engagement

An experienced caregiver can provide meaningful engagement such as participating in music, dance or art activities that have been proven to have a positive effect on older adults mental, physical and emotional health.  Even when the words or moment has gone from their memory the feeling behind it can remain. Often the relationship dynamics are different between those with dementia and the caregiver,  enabling the caregiver to engage the older adult in new ways that family and friends may not have been successful with.  

We provide an array of non pharmacological interventions and strategies for implementing;

  • Music therapy - often the easiest and most effective method in mood and behaviour modifications.

  • Virtual reality - sights and sounds recall past memories, boost mood and improve engagement with caregivers.

  • Pet therapy - unconditional love and affection have been proven successful.

  • Observation of children at play - of all the interventions children always light up the faces.

Care that Evolves

In home care is customized to provide precisely the appropriate assistance for the each family.  The flexibility to provide respite or round the clock care in your own home has significant advantages.  As diseases progress the importance of familiarity increases, professional caregivers offer the adaptability necessary in caring for an individual with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

117 million people will require some form of assistance with daily activities within the next few years. At that time there will be roughly 50 million caregivers available to help.  These figures are higher for those suffering from Alzheimers or dementia as those suffering from cognitive decline may require multiple caregivers.  

8 Things Dementia Patients WANT you to know

 

  1. See the real person; I still have feeling, hopes and plans, I am still me.

  2. I am worthy of respect; Don't talk as though I am not in the room.

  3. Please comfort me; the loss of words and confusion are scary, nothing is familiar.

  4. I crave compassion; love me regardless.

  5. I am still here; keep talking to me. Even when the words are jumbled up in my head. 

  6. Understand my limitations; I struggle to remember even simple things, when I no longer remember your name please help me get through this.

  7. I will hurt you; please forgive me.  The disease makes certain traits stronger, I may say and do things that upset you. Please blame the disease, not me.

  8. I can not do this alone; please help me.  I will need help understanding more things as I decline.  Help me when I need it, and let me do all I can, while I still can.

Caregiver's Need to Know

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