Dementia Support Services in Calgary
If you have a loved one who is living with dementia in the Calgary area, dementia support services from Senior Homecare by Angels can help. Through this program, we help families manage the difficulties of dementia while keeping seniors in the comfort of their own home.
Dementia Support at Home
When a family member is diagnosed with dementia, a common worry is whether they will be able to continue living at home. In some cases, the progression of dementia may require institutional care as their condition progresses. But in many other cases, those with dementia can live safely and comfortably at home with support from non-medical dementia care providers.
At Senior Homecare by Angels, we know how important it is to keep those with dementia in comfortable and familiar surroundings. Our dementia support program makes it possible for those adapting to dementia to receive services where they feel the safest, the most secure, and the most at home.
Personally Tailored Dementia Support Services
Dementia can manifest in a number of ways depending on the specific form. Regardless if it is Vascular dementia (such as Alzheimer’s), Frontotemporal dementia, dementia with lewy bodies , Parkinson’s Disease or one of the various other forms of dementia, every person will have his or her own specific care needs.
Senior Homecare by Angels addresses the needs of Calgary families by working with you to create a customized, person-focused dementia support program that is unique to your loved one and addresses their physical, emotional , social and memory needs.
All of our Angels are taught Gentle Persuasive techniques and take the “best friend” approach to providing care to your loved one.
Our dementia support programming for Calgary families include specialized person focused support for different types of dementia including:
- Vascular dementia
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other types of dementia
Senior Homecare by Angels also offers individual person centered programing for Calgary families that are coping with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. If you think your loved one would benefit from this type of support, we encourage you to learn more about our Alzheimer’s support services.
If you’d like to learn more about our Dementia Care options please contact us:
Example Care Plan
Dementia Care: A specifically trained Caregiver in the methodologies and techniques of “Gentle Persuasive Approach” is placed with your loved one to ensure the best possible care is provided. The caregiver visits our client’s home five times a week Monday through Friday for four to six hours a day to support and provide assistance with activities of daily living including hygiene, dressing and bathing.
The caregiver provides light housekeeping, ensures the home is safe from any hazards, and prepares meals. She assists with medication reminders and organizes the pill box, and provides necessary queuing . She provides interactive memory support, guided physical and cognitive exercises daily to help stave off the progression of the disease.
We truly customize the care plan around your loved one and their specific needs, we can do most anything that is required inside the home to provide support.
Our In-home care consultations are always free of charge and do not commit you to our services.
Choosing the best caregiver for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Those offering care to individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia should absolutely have experience in this area, including specialized training in the Gentle Persuasive and Dementia Friendly Approaches for optimum care giving.
The ideal caregiver is accustomed to the challenges they will face caring for your aging loved one and will be able to do so with confidence, patience, and techniques learned from years of experience and our own in service training program we offer to our caregivers.
While staying in the home can offer many benefits, this is typically not a role easily filled by a family caregiver simply because most are ill-equipped to manage the demands of the situation. Families and a feeling of familiar community can be very important, but routine care is usually better left to an experienced caregiver.
Our caregivers are experienced and formally educated in Dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Additionally, we offer our caregiver’s in-service based training that is customized to the client’s situation, providing relevant and real time techniques to provide the best possible care and support.
With Senior Homecare by Angels providing dementia care, you can be confident your loved one will be matched with a skilled caregiver.
How to keep seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia safe at home
One of the biggest concerns after a diagnosis is how to keep a senior with Alzheimer’s or dementia safe at home. What are the biggest risks? How can a family tell when it’s safe and appropriate to do so? It’s always a good idea to consult with your family doctor or healthcare practitioner to create a plan for care together. We’re happy to meet with you to discuss options and ensure a safe, comprehensive plan is customized to meet your needs, and if needed, consult with your doctor as well.
We also offer a free in-home safety assessment, which is a comprehensive safety review of the home with a single objective, to prevent costly injuries. The review covers inside and outside of the home, and we check every room in detail and provide a complete and thorough report with recommendations to you via email.
This can be used to help create a safer environment and an appropriate plan for support for your aging loved one. Learn more about keeping loved ones with dementia safe at home
Unsure if your senior loved one may soon be facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia? Learn more about warning signs of dementia.
For more information on when to know if the time is right to explore in-home care, take our senior care assessment.