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How a Home Care Agency for Alzheimer’s Care Can Support Families

By brian barrick
August 21, 2013

 

Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult diagnosis to have and is a daunting disorder for both the one affected and the individuals caring for them. Many people want to remain in their own homes for as long as they can. Fortunately, there are home health organizations that will help Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers remain in the home longer. Home health care agencies can help support families in many ways, and that will be the scope of this article.

1. Independence.

Home Health Care Agencies can allow Alzheimer’s or Dementia patients to exert their independence longer. Because the health care professional is visiting on the patient’s territory, they can feel more at ease and could be more at liberty to discuss their symptoms and issues that they may be having.

2. Proper perception.

By seeing the patient in their own home environment, the home health professional will be able to gauge how to properly help them. They will see how the patient interacts with any family or friends, pets, and other areas of their home environment and can recommend appropriate ways to alleviate their symptoms.

3. Comfort.

A person in a home health type of care environment will experience the utmost in comfort because they are in their own home environment. They will be more open and cooperative if they feel they are not being confined in some location.

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