Do you or a loved one suffer from the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Are you worried about living at home alone because of the risks? Do you want to put off moving to a long-term memory care or dementia care facility as long as possible?
We can help! Visiting Care Giving Services, providers of dementia care O’Fallon, MO and the surrounding areas trust, offers in-home services to many elderly and disabled individuals wanting to remain in the comfort of a familiar environment. This allows them to be safe and secure and get the care they need in their own home.
Many confuse Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, believing that they are interchangeable. Dementia is not a disease, it’s a syndrome with symptoms that affect memory. Dementia most often affects older individuals because of the loss of brain cells that affect memory.
People can have more than one type of dementia and there are some conditions and diseases that can cause it to appear or advance. These include Parkinson’s, vascular disease, stroke, chronic drug use and Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. In fact, it’s responsible for 50-70% of all dementia. It is an irreversible disease that has no cure. It is estimated that over 5 million people in the U.S. have this disease. Symptoms usually appear after the age of 60, although younger people may get it as well.
Both dementia and Alzheimer’s can share the same symptoms, like difficulty concentrating and communicating and memory impairment. Alzheimer’s patients may have more disorientation, depression, confusion and even changes in behavior and physical functioning.
Individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s need special and experienced care to keep them safe if they want to remain home. Visiting Care Giving Services has the trained and qualified staff who know the specific needs of these patients.
Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia don’t only affect the individual who has them. Family members who love and care for them also sacrifice and stress over their care and concern for their safety. We can share a lot of that burden by providing the expert services and care your loved ones need.
The service and care we provide will depend on the stage of dementia. Some clients may require full-time health care nurses, while others may be in the beginning stages, requiring less assistance.
We offer a variety of care plans to accommodate those specific needs. Maybe a companion would be sufficient to help the client with transportation, social events, light housekeeping and the like. Perhaps a family member is the patient’s primary caregiver and needs a break. We offer respite care to allow those loved ones to de-stress, concentrate on themselves or the needs of others, or simply relax for a few hours or days.
When you hire Visiting Care Giving Services to care for you in O’Fallon, you can be confident that you’re hiring the most qualified and compassionate staff.
We will discuss your specific needs and assign staff who can provide the proper level of care for the situation and conditions. We also regularly re-evaluate the situation and advise of changes that have occurred that may warrant increased services or when the condition has progressed to the point where the patient can no longer safely remain in the home.