Alzheimer’s In-Home Care With Safety And Security
FCP Live-In understands the daily struggles and needs family members have when their loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is why we provide a team of highly professional and trained caregivers that meets the specific needs of older adults while helping them maintain a sense of dignity. Our In-Home Alzheimer’s Care team helps to reduce the stress of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Our services include:
- Live-in care assistance with in-home supervision, recreational activities or visiting
- Help with daily personal care, such as bathing, dressing, using the bathroom
- Assist with household services, such as housekeeping, preparing meals, and grocery shopping
- Monitoring medications to make sure they are taken
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing problem for seniors and their families. Fortunately, FCP Live-In has been providing Alzheimer’s Care services for over 20 years, and we are available to help you and your loved one. Contact us today to learn more about our services. For professional in-home care call 1 (866) 559-9492.
Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s is an irreversible, progressive disease that destroys brain cells and other mental functions. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s typically affects older adults but people can show early signs of the disease in their 40s and 50s.
One of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease is mild memory loss. While it is common for seniors to be forgetful at times, memory loss worsens over time in older adults with Alzheimer’s disease. Other signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include:
- Difficulty carrying out daily responsibilities (paying bills, dealing with money, housekeeping, for instance)
- Having problems with basic reading and writing
- Exercising poor judgment and making unreasonable decisions
- Getting lost when driving in familiar areas
- Increased tendency for wandering away from home
- Difficulty understanding conversations
- Repeating statements or questions
- Undergoing personality changes
- Becoming restless, anxious, agitated, angry or confused
- Forgetting names of family members and friends
On top of these problems, physical health issues, such as weak muscles, seizures, and loss of balance can present even more dangers to Alzheimer’s patients. Additionally, further deterioration of the brain cells will eventually affect Alzheimer’s patients’ ability to walk, speak and feed themselves.
Without a doubt, new problems will arise as the debilitating disease progresses and wreaks physical, emotional, and mental havoc on Alzheimer’s patients and their families.
An FCP Live-In Alzheimer’s Home Care, caregiver team, however, can provide the support families need as their loved one goes through the various stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Need for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Expected to Increase
A staggering 50 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to the latest figures from the Alzheimer’s Association. In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death and kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. The Alzheimer’s Association further reports that 5.8 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. What’s more, a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that the U.S. burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are expected to double by the year 2060. The report also provides predictions by race and ethnicity.
The CDC’s study found that five million people, or 1.6 percent of the U.S. population of 319 million in 2014, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. These figures are projected to jump in the year 2060, to 13.9 million people, or 3.3 percent of an estimated population of 417 million people. The report also addresses the need to provide support for family members or friends whose health and well-being are impacted by caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Based on current research, in-home caregivers will be needed over the next 40 years as more people are expected to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and those already afflicted with the disease will need additional care and support.
Managing Care with a FCP Live-In Alzheimer’s Home Care, Caregiver
Some families who cannot handle the day-to-day caregiving tasks place their loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in an assisted living facility or nursing home. In this way, family members can visit and not have to worry about caring for their loved one every day.
However, families have no guarantee that their loved one will receive consistent one-on-one care from a staff already overburdened with caring for multiple residents. Also, leaving people with Alzheimer’s disease to live alone with strangers in an unfamiliar environment may affect their emotional and physical well-being.
With in-home care, families can manage their loved one’s care with help from a team of trained caregivers. Living at home provides seniors with security in a familiar environment. And, older adults in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease can also have a say in developing their plan of in-home care.
While the task of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is daunting, having round-the-clock support from our Alzheimer’s Care team takes the pressure off an already challenging situation.
About FCP Live-In And Our Alzheimer’s Home Care Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Alzheimer’s Home Care services since 1997. Our live-in Alzheimer’s Home Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Alzheimer’s Home Care services approach to senior care with the goal of a lifestyle that provides enjoyment for the one in care, and families with peace of mind.
FCP Live-In is a Live-In Home Care company with over two decades of experience specializing in elderly care needs within the home. Our live-in caregiver staff provides an insurance policy of safe and supportive care, along with a 24/7 professional support system that is there for the client and the live-in caregiver at all times.
For more information about our Alzheimer’s Care services, contact FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492 or please fill out the form below.
Link: Alzheimer’s Association statistics: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures
Link CDC study: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0920-alzheimers-burden-double-2060.html
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