The Waterloo Dementia Care Specialists
After a dementia diagnosis, families often question their loved one’s future quality of life and cognitive abilities. Although there is no way to predict the severity of dementia symptoms and when they will arise, there are ways to delay the onset of memory loss and better manage confusion, wandering, and feelings of anxiety. Our trained dementia caregivers achieve a sense of comfort for their senior clients by:
- Utilizing the Cognitive Therapeutics Method (CTM) – Available exclusively to Home Care Assistance clients, CTM was designed to promote mental acuity and brain health for seniors of all cognitive abilities. Each of our dementia caregivers is trained in this method and engages clients with the program’s stimulating activities to further instill feelings of confidence and self-esteem.
- Creating Structured Routines – According to the Alzheimer’s Association, individuals with dementia often prefer and thrive in the safety and comfort of home. Our dementia caregivers are mindful existing routines, assisting seniors with his or her regular activities such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation to provide structure in the day. As the disease progresses, structure becomes instrumental in preventing confusion and restlessness and allows seniors to understand the time of day by the activity that is being completed.
- Providing Conversation and Companionship – Mental stimulation is key in late-life and is especially important for seniors with memory or cognitive conditions. Dementia caregivers from Home Care Assistance take genuine interest in the lives of their clients and strive to form meaningful, long-term relationships. This allows a high level of trust to be formed between the caregiver and the senior and can stave off feelings of depression and loneliness.
Ongoing Dementia Care Management and Support
Home care isn’t just a one time service, it’s a long-term relationship that will determine how your loved one lives his or her day-to-day life. To ensure peace of mind with our dementia care services, our caregivers take careful CareNotes to track daily activities and changes and Care Managers conduct regular quality assurance visits and report back to families so there is never any confusion about the level of care being provided. Care Managers are also on call 24/7 to modify care schedules, answer questions, or simply offer a listening ear. We’re here to help
Interested in scheduling your complimentary, no-obligation consultation? Call (519) 954-2111 and learn why Home Care Assistance of Waterloo and Kitchener is the trusted name in in-home dementia care.