Often, individuals with Alzheimer’s or another kind of dementia hope to stay in their home as long as possible. If you are a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s, you may have the unique challenge of balancing several different roles such as partner, adult child, parent, and employee. If the time comes when you need more support, there are several options for help in caring for someone with dementia.
1. Home Health Care
Home health care is medical care and assistance provided within one’s own home. This can include professional nurses, nurses’ aides, physical, occupational or speech therapists, dietitians, and medical social workers. The term home health care generally refers to services that provide medical or caregiving services.
What Kinds of Services Might Home Health Provide?
- medication management and administration
- bathing or showering
- physical, occupational or speech therapy
- assistance with getting dressed and groomed in the morning
- exercise and range of motion
- assistance or supervision with eating
- assistance with bedtime preparation
- wound care
- incontinence care
- monitoring for depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues