Providing suitable in-home care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or related types of dementia can be a challenging task. Although there are different types of dementia, Alzheimer's disease is the most common one among seniors. About one in 20 Canadians over age 65 has Alzheimer's and the likelihood of having the disease rises to one in every four among those over the age of 85. The brain degeneration that occurs in Alzheimer's has a profound effect on memory, emotional stability, behaviour and, eventually, a person's ability to carry out his or her daily activities.
As a caregiver, being realistic about how much you can do for a loved one with a dementia-related disease is an important part of managing stress. Being a caregiver means being prepared to seek help when it is needed, in addition to making alternate plans in the event that you are unable to continue the role of primary caregiver.
We specialize in Alzheimer's and dementia care, and our personal support workers and nurses are specially trained to deal with the unique concerns and challenges caring for a client with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can bring. Our registered nurses and personal support workers fully understand the challenges this health condition can bring and they work hard to build a trusting and personal connection with the client and his/her loved ones.
Our Alzheimer's and dementia care services range from providing assistance in dressing, bathing and eating to medication reminders, respite care and companionship. Our live-in and live-out caregivers offer your loved one personalized home and health care designed to assist them through the gradual stages of memory impairment.
We also offer a complimentary in-home consultation to better assess both your needs and the needs of your loved ones. Whether it is 24/7 live-in assistance, daily or weekly visits, or special requests, our caring and reliable team is here to help you.
Total Home & Healthcare Services believes in dignity, compassion, and respect. We work with our clients to make sure that visits are comfortable and tailored to their individual needs.
People with Alzheimer's:
- have the same needs as every other person
- strive to maintain an active and independent life
- may be concerned about the ways in which the progression of the disease will affect their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
- need companionship and mental stimulation
- have abilities, skills, and goals
- often experience stress that can negatively impact their health and lifestyle
- may need assistance with errands and household duties, but are hesitant to seek help from others
- are often isolated from family and friends, creating frustration and loneliness
We'll help you to provide the care your loved one deserves, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.