Dementia and Alzheimer diseaseAlzheimer’s Disease and Dementia are two diseases that, while mirroring each other in many ways, make for individual symptoms and circumstances. Moreover, each patient’s care is individual to his or her case, as these two diseases affect people of all ages, in all different living environments and situations and with individual needs. What care options are out there in Palm Beach County for patients that have Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease?

As either one of these diseases progresses, the patients are going to need different types of care, as their needs change. So when evaluating what type of care to choose for your loved one, realize that all of these professionals are working together to make more options available for patients with these two diseases.

Types Of Care

There is much to be discovered about each type of care, but just so you know what’s out there for starters, there is home health care, respite care, hospice care, adult day care, and of course live-in residential facilities or nursing homes. Upon looking at each in-depth, you can get a better feel on whether the services match your loved one’s needs and the needs of the rest of the family as well.

Many people want to take on the care of their loved one, and that is perfectly fine to a degree. Naturally, you’re going to want to be involved, but in the best interest of all people, especially the patient, he or she needs professional services and care. Professionals establish a caring relationship with your loved one and help them to live out their lives comfortably, peacefully and still experiencing everything possible.

Hospice Care

Of course you don’t want to think about the end, but the caregivers for your loved one during his or her final days will transition to hospice care. Hospice care professionals not only have the resources to help your loved one but also you and your family, too.

Hospice care is often provided for patients in the comfort of their home, but it can also be part of the care at a nursing facility as well. With the best hospice care services, you can expect staff to be on call 24/7, and you can expect an individualized care plan for your loved one. Respite care is also sometimes part of hospice care, which can provide you and other family members with a break.

Communication

During the entire duration of the care for your loved one, communication is important on the part of the caregivers involved. You guys are a team, and everything should be working together towards the best interests of your loved one and his or her needs.

Stages Of Care

The stages of care for both Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease can be classified into early stage care, middle stage care and late stage care. Roles of all caregivers involved are going to change with the progression of the disease, and you can expect all the necessary support to help guide you through your role as it changes.

The thought of your loved one having Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease might seem overwhelming to you. When it comes to caring for your loved one and choosing care options, allow a network of support professionals to help guide your entire family to the right solutions.  For more information on care for patients with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease, call Prestige Nursing Services Inc at 561-845-7711.

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