The Role of Home Care in Alzheimer’s Support

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of brain health. For individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s, home care services play an important role in providing the support and care needed to manage this challenging condition.

The Importance of Personalized Home Care

Alzheimer’s disease affects each person differently, requiring a tailored approach to care. At OakMed, we understand that individualized care is crucial for effectively managing the nuances of Alzheimer’s.

Getting to Know the Person

One of the key aspects of our care plan at OakMed is getting to know the little details that make each patient special. By understanding the personal history, preferences, and daily routines of those we care for, we can provide a compassionate and personalized care experience. This approach not only helps in building trust but also ensures that our care aligns with the individual’s lifestyle and preferences.

Types of In-Home Services for Alzheimer’s Care

Home care services for individuals with Alzheimer’s can be broadly categorized into non-medical and medical assistance. Each type plays a role in supporting patients and their families:

  1. Companion Services: Social interaction and mental stimulation are crucial for individuals with Alzheimer’s. Companion services provide supervision, recreational activities, and social visits, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  2. Personal Care Services: Alzheimer’s patients often need assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, and exercising. Personal care services ensure that these needs are met with dignity and respect, allowing patients to maintain their hygiene and health.
  3. Skilled Care: Medical needs often arise in Alzheimer’s care. Skilled care services, provided by licensed health professionals such as nurses or licensed practical nurses, include wound care, intravenous therapy, and physical therapy. These services are typically coordinated based on physician orders, ensuring comprehensive medical support at home.

Why OakMed?

Choosing the right home care provider is key for the well-being of individuals with Alzheimer’s. At OakMed, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in home healthcare. Our team is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our patients and their families. We offer a holistic approach to Alzheimer’s care that benefits patient and their families alike.

The Impact of Home Care

Home care allows individuals with Alzheimer’s to remain in the familiar surroundings while receiving the care they need. This setting can be comforting and less stressful compared to institutional care, contributing to better overall well-being. Additionally, home care supports family caregivers by providing much-needed respite, allowing them to rest and recharge.

As we observe Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, let’s recognize the role of home care in supporting individuals affected by Alzheimer’s. If you think your loved one would benefit from the home care services that OakMed can provide, contact us today to arrange a free, no-obligation care consultation.

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1938 Woodslee Dr.
Troy, MI 48083
Phone: (248) 422-6600
Fax: (248) 619-7038

OakMed West

5075 Cascade Rd S.E. Suite R
Grand Rapids MI 49546
Phone: (616) 263-1550
Fax: (616) 693-6669

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