Alzheimer’s & Dementia:
Home Care in the NYC Metro Area
Often times, after someone has been initially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or similar related illness, one’s family is faced with a difficult decision about how and what kind of care their loved one needs. The children of these elderly patients with Alzheimer’s often work full-time and have children of their own at home to care for, this adds new stresses to the family. In cases where families are separated from each other by long distances, these choices about memory care and dementia and Alzheimer’s home care become that much more difficult. We want you to know that you are not alone. Here are some facts about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
- There are over 4.5 million people in the U.S. that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
- About one in ten seniors over age 65 have Alzheimer’s.
- For people over the age of 85, over 50% percent of them are suffering from a form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease .
Alvita Care’s elderly Memory Care services allow your loved one to maintain their independence at home, keep up with their daily routines, and visit their friends by remain in their own familiar surroundings. Home care avoids this trauma of being relocated into a new home. Familiar surroundings can help patients with memory problems.
Memory Care Services in NYC, Long Island, Westchester, and Northern NJ
Alvita Care’s highly trained staff has extensive experience in helping individuals and their families who live in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, and northern New Jersey. Our caregivers are trained to help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Our senior care managers, social workers, and registered nurses can customize a memory care program that:
- Provides medication reminders, assistance or administration
- Helps with the daily activities of living such as bathing and dressing
- Provides relief to the individual’s caregivers by assisting with routine home management issues such as housekeeping or laundry.
- Creates and maintains a safe and calm environment.
Meaningful activity helps with maintaining memories. Maintaining a meaningful connection between caregivers and Alzheimer’s or dementia sufferers is important. For seniors affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia. When memory problems first appear, an individual may have a problem processing information, or have trouble concentrating, or find it difficult to remember simple things, places, persons, or events. As the disease gets progressively worse, individuals may become so incapacitated by memory loss issues that they become unable to care for themselves anymore. In these cases, in-home care aides provide well-needed support to families who have a loved one who is suffering from memory loss. Our home care team can provide these essential services without moving an individual from their home or residence facility. We find that keeping Alzheimer’s patients in their familiar surroundings keeps them comfortable and helps them with remembering.
Specialized Caregivers with Alzheimer’s Certification
When your loved one has Alzheimer’s or memory loss, Alvita Care is here to help seniors in the New York/New Jersey area. Our team of qualified and compassionate caregivers is specially trained to help seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our caregivers provide in-home care and companionship for seniors with memory loss. Our Alzheimer’s home care aides help seniors with maintaining health and keeping medical appointments, establishing regular routines, eating schedules and tasks of daily living, as well as performing light-housekeeping, medication reminders and meal-preparation.
Our home caregivers have received additional certification in:
- Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Minimizing Cognitive Symptoms
- Minimizing Behavioral Symptoms
- Communication Strategies (Orientation, Validation, Redirection, Simple sentences & Cuing)
- Non-Verbal (Eye contacts, Touch, Body Language)
- Encouraging Engagement
- Communication with family
- Caregiver Stress
Without the help of a home caregiver, a family’s efforts to assist their loved ones with memory loss and dementia care can be very challenging, especially when emotions are involved. When an elderly family member experiences confusion, has mood-swings, suffers from withdrawal, or is caught out wandering around, everyone in the family suffers. If this is happening to you and you feel overwhelmed with the care that your loved one needs, we’d be happy to speak to you about our in-home care options for individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease so that you will be prepared in the future when caregiver help becomes necessary.
Alvita Care understands the challenges of caring for a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Tasks that were once simple can become challenging, and at times unmanageable. Our dementia and Alzheimer home care givers can help
Family members providing care to loved ones who have Alzheimer’s are more likely to experience high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Our staff, which has extensive experience caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia in their homes, can provide well-needed breaks, which will benefit the family caregiver, the care recipient, and the rest of the family.