If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, there are a number of decisions that need to be made quickly regarding what kind of elderly care they will receive. One of the most significant is deciding whether to keep them at home or move them to a memory care facility. While the medical situation of each senior is unique, in-home care for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be a positive step to get them the compassionate care and companionship they need.

It’s important to realize that there’s a large difference between regular home care and dementia home care or caregiving for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease. With regular care, aides will provide your loved one with assistance in daily tasks, such as grooming, errands, light house cleaning, and medication management. With Alzheimer’s and dementia care, caregivers are specifically trained in the various stages of the disease, its manifestation, common behaviors, and the best strategies to deal with them. As a result, dementia care plans are created to focus on the personality of your loved one, and a number of activities will be planned to help stimulate and enhance memory.

Not every non-medical home care agency in Orange County offers specialized caregiving programs for seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia, so it is critical to do your research and consult with multiple home care companies before settling with just any caregiver. At OC In Home Care, we practice transparency in our communication with potential clients and their families so they can make an informed decision about whether our dementia and Alzheimer’s caregiving services are right for them.

Since 2008, we have been serving families in and around Orange County who are seeking compassionate care for their loved one with a memory disorder. When you partner with us, we’ll create a personalized caregiving plan for your loved one that features your input, along with that of your loved one’s healthcare providers, if necessary. Contact us online or by phone today to discover how we can help your loved one continue to live safely and comfortably at home.