From Boca Raton to Hollywood, Florida, our Home Health Agency Can Help
It’s been said, “Home is where the heart is”. This was never truer that when dealing with an elderly loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. While it can be very traumatic for the patient, it is also difficult for the family as well.
According to The Alzheimer’s Association it is estimated that 5.5 million Americans have this condition. This would equate to approximately 2,500 or more people in Boca Raton and approximately 3,000 in Hollywood, Florida. Proper care and treatment of this disease by medical professionals and experienced and compassionate caregivers can make life easier for all concerned. Our Alzheimer’s caregivers have specialized experience with this disease.
Alzheimer’s is progressive neurologic disease of the brain leading to losses of both neurons and of cognitive abilities including memory or reasoning that becomes severe enough to impede social or occupational functioning. During the course of the disease plaques and tangles develop in the brain. These plaques and tangles cause the brain cells to die. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.
While this disease causes deterioration of the memory, individuals may be able to remain in their home depending on the severity of their symptoms. With proper precautionary measures, living with Alzheimer’s can be manageable and the severity of the symptoms will determine the level of treatment necessary.
The team at Tri-County Home Care, provides a variety of home health care services, from homemakers and companions to live-in Aides and Respite care to home health aides to nurses and personal care.
With all of this experience, our caregivers recommend a few precautionary measures that can help facilitate life with Alzheimer’s:
- Make the home safe. Remember that safety for a person with Alzheimer’s requires more precautions than normal. For example, keep items such as matches in an inaccessible location. We will be happy to assist in making their home more comfortable and safe. Many people have pools in Boca Raton. Be sure the patient does not have access to the pool unless under supervision by an aide or nurse.
- Encourage independence. Label drawers, provide exercise and proper nutrition, let him or her complete as many tasks as possible without assistance, and schedule activities according to the time of day that is best for him or her. We can help making these changes too!
- Recognize that functionality will decline. Memory that is lost will never be regained. However, daily activities and routines, managed by a trained professional can be adapted in order to accommodate this decline and keep the Alzheimer’s individual as functional as possible for as long as possible.
- Ask for help if necessary. Often, caregivers become overwhelmed but are reluctant to ask for help. Our teams are trained in providing the ultimate care. We staff them in accordance with strict guidelines created to ensure they are at their peak while caring for your loved one.
Tri-County Home Care, our home health care agency with offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, is dedicated to those who have difficulties caring for themselves. We provide our patients with quality home care services by our competent and caring staff in the comfort of their home.
We commit ourselves to enhancing the quality of life by promoting and restoring health, alleviating suffering and caring for the sick in a manner that ensures dignity and respect for each person. We are licensed, certified, and bonded home health caregivers, ready 24/7 to help care for you and your loved one.
For families and seniors living from Boca Raton to Hollywood, you need to look no further than our experienced and caring staff when seeking help for loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
Just call and talk to our staff; they’re here to answer your questions. Helping you and your loved ones maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage your Alzheimer’s disease is our goal and we do it well!
Contact Tri-County Homecare today at (561) 922-9178 or click here.