FCP Live-In Cognitive Health Care Caregiver In The Security and Comfort Of Home
FCP Live-In provides well-coordinated in-home care for older adults whose cognitive health is on the decline. The quality of care provided by our team of caregivers and our 24-hour professional support system have made FCP Live-In a leading, full-service in-home care agency. Our comprehensive Cognitive Health Care services help our clients stay in the comfort of their homes as they navigate the difficulties of their health condition. We provide services that include:
Personal Care Services
- Assist with dressing, grooming, bathing, feeding
- Incontinence care, helping with trips to the bathroom
- Accompanying clients to medical appointments
- Medication reminders
- Assist with walking and mobility
- Encouraging exercise routines
Light Housekeeping Services
- Washing dishes
- Preparing meals
- Light dusting
- Vacuuming and washing floors
- Making beds
- Cleaning the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms
- Grocery shopping
- Running errands
- Assist in recreational and other purposeful activities
- Assist with visiting
- Engage clients in conversation and companionship
The services provided by FCP Live-In are tailored to meet the specific needs of your loved one. To learn more about our Cognitive Health Care services and how we can help your loved one, call FCP Live-In today at 1 (866) 559-9492.
Cognitive Health and Aging
Cognitive health relates to the health of a person’s brain when it comes to such functions as thinking, memory, language, learning, reasoning and making decisions. Studies have shown that the brain changes with age. So, with age comes a decline in cognitive health.
One of the first signs of age-related change is forgetfulness. It is common for older adults to be forgetful at times. For instance, forgetting to pay a bill or forgetting where they placed keys is not unusual for seniors. Sometimes seniors panic at their forgetfulness and wrongly conclude that they are in the early stages of dementia.
Forgetfulness is not as serious as memory loss, which is a common symptom of cognitive impairment. If memory problems become frequent, a visit to the doctor is necessary for a diagnosis.
There are a number of reasons for a decline in cognitive health among seniors, and some include:
- Brain damage due to strokes or head injuries
- Side effects from prescription medication
- Long-term substance abuse
- Psychiatric disorders
- Dementia which includes Alzheimer’s disease
People who lose their cognitive abilities may need help with basic tasks such dressing, bathing, and grooming. Caring for someone with a cognitive impairment often falls on family members who may not have the time, ability or resources to handle the job. The caregivers at Live-In Home help to relieve the pressure placed on families and provide the personalized care that their loved ones need.
Link: information on Forgetfulness: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/infographics/forgetfulness-normal-or-not
Link: Reasons for cognitive impairments: https://betterhealthwhileaging.net/cognitive-impairment-causes-and-how-to-evaluate/
Seniors Frustrated Over Cognitive Health Changes
Older adults with cognitive impairment experience changes that may leave family members struggling to make sense of it all. For instance, their loved ones may:
- Repeat themselves or ask the same questions over and over again
- Easily become confused
- Have difficulty carrying on a conversation
- Have difficulty learning something new
- Get lost in familiar surroundings
- Have difficulty focusing on one topic
Not only are family members frustrated, but older adults are also disturbed over what is taking place. Sometimes, those who were once outgoing isolate themselves or suffer from depression and loss of interest in activities that they once enjoyed.
It is disheartening to see your loved one with poor cognitive health go through these and other changes. You may even worry about leaving your family member home alone for any length of time.
At FCP Live-In, we understand the fears you may have about your loved one’s safety and well-being. Our agency attempts to alleviate those fears by providing safe and supportive, in-home care and support for your loved one.
Report: Senior Cognitive Health Challenges Expected to Increase
Studies show that thousands of older adults nationwide suffer from some form of dementia or other cognitive impairment that prevents them from living healthy, independent lives. And, this trend is expected to continue in the next decade.
According to a report by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the number of adults 65 years old and older is expected to increase by the year 2030. Because of the population increase, the number of seniors with mental health conditions and substance abuse problems is expected to grow. As a result, the study projects that dementia and its related symptoms will become more widespread among adults 75 to 84.
Dementia is an umbrella term for various forms of cognitive decline with the most familiar being Alzheimer’s disease. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, which accounts for 40 percent to 75 percent of all dementia cases.
In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death for people 65 years old and the sixth leading cause of death overall, according to the CDC.
Link: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies report: https://www.aagponline.org/clientuploads/IOM%20July%202012%20Report%20Full.pdf
Link: CDC report on Alzheimer’s: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/alzheimer.htm
More Older Adults Cared for at Home
Families caring for a senior with a cognitive impairment may decide to place their loved one in a nursing home or memory care facility. But, long-term care can get expensive. What’s more, the older adult may not adjust well to the unfamiliar environment and want to return home.
According to the CDC, the majority of people with dementia receive care at home. And, family and friends care for them longer than those who care for people with other types of health conditions.
AT FCP Live-In, we provide caregiving services for as long as a family needs them for their loved one. Our caregivers carry out the same tasks as staff in nursing homes or memory care facilities. We also help alleviate stress on family members by giving them opportunities to take time out for themselves.
If you are caring for a loved one with a cognitive impairment or if you want to learn more about the services FCP Live-In provides, call us today at 1 (866) 559-9492.
Link: CDC report on caregivers: https://www.cdc.gov/aging/caregiving/alzheimer.htm
About FCP Live-In and Our Cognitive Health Care Caregiver Services
We have provided the ultimate solution for assisted Cognitive Health Care services since 1997. Our live-in Cognitive Health Care services agency is committed to providing a unique and customized In-Home Cognitive Health 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.
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