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When Should You Request In-Home Care for a Dementia Patient?

When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it usually does not come as a surprise to those close to the patient, but it still hurts. Questions race through the minds of loved ones, and one of the most common questions that families consider is whether the patient will be able to remain in his or her home. 

When a person with dementia has a healthy spouse or loved one living in the home, it makes it a lot easier on the patient than if he or she tried to live alone. It is important for families to understand that dementia can become worse without much warning, making eating, bathing, using the restroom, and getting dressed extremely difficult.

The professionals at At Home Health Services recognize the value that patients with dementia place on living at home. Fortunately, we are able to provide in-home care to patients with dementia, allowing the person to live in comfortable surroundings. We know that families often try to work together to take care of their loved one’s needs, but when the situation deteriorates, it is important to secure a quality company committed to providing compassionate care.

Perhaps at the beginning of the diagnosis, your loved one might demonstrate few symptoms. During this time, families can frequently manage on their own without much difficulty. As conditions become worse, and the patient is no longer able to care for their basic needs without assistance, it might be time to consider home care. Too often, loved ones put off in-home care because they feel an obligation or duty to help their loved one. We realize this sentiment and offer the following advice. Perhaps you could be of more service to your loved one while letting someone else take care of their basic needs, leaving you feeling fresh and ready to spend quality time with your loved one. 

We know that it takes a coordinated effort to properly manage the care of a person with dementia. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let At Home Health Services be part of your family’s team. 

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