When seniors are diagnosed with dementia, their continued wellbeing is often dependent on the support they have in place. Family, friends, and volunteers may step in to help, but over time this level of assistance is often not enough. As dementia progresses, many seniors rely on professional support to continue aging in place safely and comfortably. Having flexible, appropriate, and reliable assistance makes all the difference. At Home Care Assistance of Barrie, ON, our dementia care programs are designed to maximize quality of life, minimize the negative side effects often associated with this disease, and change the way seniors age.
Dementia is a unique health condition, and there is no one-size-fits-all model for treating it. While some seniors move through the various stages quickly, others remain in the early or middle stages for a longer time, which impacts the nature of their care needs. The customized dementia care plans at Home Care Assistance Barrie ensure the exact needs of each client are met throughout the various stages of dementia. Dementia care plans might include helping with activities like running errands, providing transportation, assisting with meal preparation, supervising a senior who is prone to wandering, or offering help to accomplish personal care tasks. As needs change, the care plan can be easily adapted to meet them. This approach offers the support seniors with dementia need and encourages them to safely retain their highest level of independence.
In addition to meeting basic care needs, our dementia specialists are trained to support healthy aging, cognition, and mental acuity. Programs like our Cognitive Therapeutics Method (CTM) are implemented into all care plans for our clients with dementia. CTM utilizes engaging activities, games, and puzzles to encourage healthy brain activity. Our dementia caregivers are thoroughly trained in CTM and other programs through Home Care Assistance University, which prepares them to help seniors with dementia retain health and happiness and avoid some of the negative side effects that sometimes present with this disease, including:
If your family is exploring dementia care options for an aging loved one, consider a healthy and empowering home care experience with the help of Barrie Home Care Assistance’s professional dementia caregivers. To learn more about the benefits our dementia care plans can offer your family, call us today at 647-970-3803 and schedule a free in-home consultation.