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Alzheimer’s and dementia care is available to people diagnosed with those conditions. If your loved one has received such a diagnosis, what should you do and what do you need to know about Alzheimer’s and dementia care?
The first step is to know what you’re up against. Many people have a broad understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia but don’t know all the key details. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease and it accounts for 60% to 70% of all cases of dementia. It typically begins slowly and the first symptom is often short-term memory loss. Over time, Alzheimer’s patients often experience mood swings, behavioral problems, disorientation, problems with language, loss of motivation, and self-neglect.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, meaning it gets worse over time. Furthermore, we don’t have a clear understanding of the causes of Alzheimer’s or dementia and there is no known cure. It can be pretty depressing, but with knowledge, love, and care, the disease can often be managed quite well.
The typical life expectancy following a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in someone 65 or older is between three and nine years. With the right care and the right attitude, many families can enjoy several years of meaningful happiness with their loved one.
Care for Alzheimer’s patients is available in nursing homes, assisted living communities, and other types of senior care facilities. Moreover, there are facilities that are specifically designed for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Many Alzheimer’s care homes and dementia care homes are great and they’re run by caring and experienced caregivers. However, they all require Alzheimer’s and dementia patients to move out of their home and into a strange new place. For many with dementia, this can be an incredibly disorienting and upsetting experience. Many people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia do better in familiar environments, so it might be better for them to simply remain in their homes.
Executive Care offers Alzheimer’s and dementia care. We know that caring for Alzheimer’s patients should begin right after diagnosis with the implementation of simplified routines. We suggest installing safety locks and labeling household items early on. Executive Care can provide a caregiver to visit weekly, daily, or to even live in the same home as your loved one with dementia.
Live-in home care for the elderly is available across much of the United States. Here are four reasons to get live-in home care, and four reasons to choose an alternative.
If an elderly person is at high risk for a fall or another emergency situation, live-in home care is an excellent option. While live-in caregivers obviously don’t work every minute of every day, because they live in the same home as their client, they will always be on hand in case of an emergency.
Another option if an elderly person requires 24-7 access to care is to move into a senior living facility, such as an assisted living community or nursing home. But many elderly people love their own homes and don’t want to move out. Thanks to live-in home care, they don’t have to.
It makes little sense to move into a care home if you only need a few months to recover from an injury or fall. Live-in home care helps elderly folks recover from these incidents and get back on their feet.
The cost of live-in home care is competitive with the cost of moving into a senior care community and, often, live-in home care is more affordable.
Some elderly people love living in senior care communities. If you think you’d enjoy living in such a community, then that might be a better option.
If you’re already paying rent, it might be more prudent to pay that rent to care facility who will also provide you with care.
Live-in caregivers need their own rooms, space, privacy, and free time.
Many elderly people don’t need live-in home care, just weekly, daily, or semi-daily visits from caregivers.
Executive Care offers live-in home care to our elderly clients, as well as to those clients who are younger but live with disabilities. To learn more about live-in home care for the elderly, please contact us via our website or call (888) 963-9133.
Supplemental staffing can be hugely advantageous to managers of hospitals, clinics, care homes, and similar facilities. If you manage such a facility, here are three reasons you should consider using supplemental healthcare staffing.
If you manage a long-term (or short-term) care facility, clinic, or similar healthcare organization, you have no shortage of matters to attend to. The last thing you need to be doing is spending all your time trying to figure out who to hire or fretting about having to lay people off. Supplemental healthcare staffing takes care of these issues for you. You won’t have to spend valuable time interviewing and verifying the employment history of candidates with supplemental healthcare staffing.When your staff is provided or augmented by a professional and responsible healthcare agency, you will have a lot more flexibility to increase or decrease staff hours as needed.
Supplemental healthcare staff can work in facilities such as:
Supplemental healthcare staffing allows health organizations to reduce payroll costs. With supplemental healthcare staffing, you won’t need as many permanent staff members on your payroll. As a result, you will never have anybody on your payroll for whom you don’t have any work. Having a bloated roster of employees is often a major cause of decreased revenue. Supplemental healthcare staffing can also reduce insurance costs, thus saving you even more money. Supplemental healthcare staffing not only saves healthcare and human resource managers time but it can also save them money,
If we’ve learned nothing else from the COVID-19 pandemic it’s that crises—whether they be local, national, or global—can and do happen and they can happen fast. You don’t want to find your healthcare facility overwhelmed by residents or patients who all of a sudden need heightened levels of specific care when you don’t have enough staff to help them. You can’t help your clients or residents if you are understaffed. Supplemental healthcare staffing means your patients, clients, or residents will never be far from the care they need. With supplemental healthcare staffing, you won’t have to spend precious time trying to hire qualified personnel while a crisis has befallen your facility or even the entire world. You’ll know you can adjust the size of your active staff quickly without sacrificing quality.
Home healthcare providers are crucial players in the health and overall quality of life for countless seniors across America, as well as for younger people living with disabilities. Could home healthcare providers help you or your family?
Where do people receive healthcare? Well, obviously, people receive healthcare in hospitals. But these healthcare services are usually reserved for emergency situations or tests. There are rehab centers and clinics, as well, where you can work to repair injuries, receive diagnoses, and get check-ups. But how about people who have chronic conditions, such as a disability, a neurodegenerative disease, or issues associated with aging?
Many of these people have the option of receiving care in a care facility. A senior living community, such as a nursing home or an assisted living community offers a wide array of healthcare services for the elderly and people living with disabilities. In these facilities, residents can receive healthcare from caregivers. This could include help getting in and out of bed, help getting around, help in the bathroom, and help with meals. But what if you could receive all the same care in your own private home? Thanks to home healthcare providers, you can.
Assisted living communities are great. . .for some. Not everybody enjoys that communal style of living and not everybody wants to move out of their home to receive care. Home healthcare is the alternative. But home healthcare providers can only provide a minimal range of services, right? Wrong. Home healthcare can provide care in your own home that is equal to the care you would receive in an assisted living community.
Executive Care is a premier home healthcare provider and we divide our care services into three different categories. We offer personal care that helps clients maintain and improve their physical health. Personal care helps people complete the Activities of Daily Living. These are activities of self-care we all must do everyday such as brushing our teeth, using the toilet, moving around, eating meals, getting in and out of bed, and more.
There is also companion care to help people maintain and improve their mental health. Many seniors suffer from mental health challenges stemming from isolation and loneliness and companion care helps to alleviate these problems. There are also homemaking services that take care of household chores and errands and help clients manage their homes and their lives.
Elderly home care services help seniors live safe, healthy, and contented lives in their own personal homes. Elderly home care services help different seniors in different ways. Here are seven reasons to consider how they can help you or your loved one.
Just how home care services help each client depends on what each client needs. But one thing all clients have in common is that they want to continue living in their own homes. Senior care communities can provide all the same services, but not every senior wants to live in such a facility. Some seniors are emotionally attached to their homes, others prefer the privacy of their own space, and some families just don’t want to spend all the money that senior care communities charge.
Personal care is a type of elderly home care service. Personal care helps seniors with the Activities of Daily Living. These are the activities we all do every day to take care of ourselves, such as getting in and out of bed, using the toilet, showering or bathing, hair care, dental or denture care, and more. Personal care helps seniors take care of themselves.
Companion care is a type of elderly home care service. Mental health and emotional wellbeing are just as important as physical health. But many seniors are lonely, depressed, or suffer from a neurodegenerative disease. Companion caregivers keep such seniors company and helps them with their mental health.
Homemaker services are elderly home care services, too. Sometimes families urge seniors to move into a senior living community because taking care of their homes is difficult for them. But this isn’t necessary with homemaking services which help seniors with household chores and errands.
Live-in care means a caregiver lives in a senior’s home with them so they have 24/7 access to care.
Nurses can visit seniors in their homes to provide some skilled nursing services.
There are specialized forms of elderly home care that are customized to help seniors who have specific conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Live-in companions help the elderly in a variety of ways. Companionship is a necessity for any of us to be happy and healthy, and live-in companions can help out in other ways, too.
Live-in companion caregivers provide companion care to the elderly. What is companion care? Companion care covers a range of services that help to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the elderly. This is important because many seniors live in a kind of isolation. They don’t always have family or friends in the same area with whom they can visit with any regularity. They can become lonely and this can lead to depression and detachment from the outside world. Seniors in this position can lose touch with reality, can lose the motivation to look after themselves and eat, and, ultimately, can lose the will to live.
Caregivers can visit seniors in their homes to provide companion care, as well as personal care, and homemaking services. But what happens when an elderly person requires more than weekly, daily, or even twice-daily visits? That’s when live-in care can help the elderly. If an elderly person needs somebody around to help in case of an emergency 24/7, they can arrange for a caregiver to live in their home with them.
To accommodate a live-in companion caregiver, you must have the room. Live-in companion caregivers need their own rooms and their own space and privacy. They also need free time and the ability to live their own personal lives. Families often arrange a schedule so they can spend time with their elderly loved one when the live-in companion caregiver has the day off.
It depends. If somebody doesn’t have a big enough home, then, no. Senior living communities allow for care to be provided and for seniors to make new friends. But just because somebody is lonely doesn’t mean they don’t value their own space and privacy. Furthermore, live-in companion care is often less expensive than paying to live in a senior care facility. If your senior parent or elderly loved one really doesn’t want to move out of their current home, isn’t it worth making the effort to allow them to stay in their homes in a way that allows them to be as healthy and happy as possible? That’s why it’s worth it to explore your live-in companion care options.
Homemaker services are a form of care that don’t help people directly with their health, but rather improve their lives by helping them take care of their homes. But just what can homemaker services cover?
Homemaker services exist to give the elderly a choice. For too long we have reflexively reacted to family members’ inability to properly care for their homes with suggestions of moving into a senior care community. Many of these communities are great and many seniors enjoy living there. But it’s not the right lifestyle for everybody. It would be a shame if a senior had to leave their beloved home simply because homemaking was difficult for them. Thanks to homemaker services, this doesn’t have to happen anymore.
Dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing stovetops or bathtubs, and many other chores are annoying, well, chores. This is true for everybody, but imagine if these chores were painful or exhausting, which is the case for many seniors. And even if a senior physically can do these chores, haven’t they earned the right to not have to do them anymore? Septuagenarians should be absolved from ever having to vacuum again and with homemaker services, they can be. Homemaker services can also help with less routine, bigger chores, like spring cleanings, for seniors who don’t want or need weekly help but would like some assistance with the big chores.
Homemaking services can go beyond the home. Errands can be annoying, tiring, and even dangerous for some seniors, especially for seniors whose eyesight makes driving difficult. Seniors who are not comfortable driving or who struggle with carrying heavy groceries will put off errands, thus disrupting their lives. Homemaker caregivers can get the groceries and pick up medication for seniors so they don’t have to.
Homemaker services make life easier and more convenient for seniors and younger people living with disabilities. But homemaker services go beyond simply making life a bit easier. There are real health benefits that homemaker services can provide. Living in a dirty home is not good for one’s physical or mental health. Living in a home that is sanitary and looks nice is important but sometimes seniors dread doing necessary chores and they get stressed out about the state of their homes. And there are more direct, practical concerns, too. For example, seniors shouldn’t have to carry heavy laundry baskets up and down dimly lit basement stairs.
Senior personal care services help thousands of elderly people all over the United States of America. But just what services does personal care cover and which service or services are right for you?
Senior personal care services are any services that help seniors physically. Personal caregivers help seniors, as well as younger people who live with disabilities, take care of themselves. Taking care of oneself means performing the Activities of Daily Living.
The “Activities of Daily Living” is a term we coined here at Executive Care to denote the little every day things we all must do to take care of ourselves. We all have to brush our teeth (or take care of our dentures), we all must use the toilet, we all must shower or bathe, and we all have to get around. For young, able-bodied people, these tasks are no problem. But for the aged and those living with disabilities, doing all these tasks everyday on their own can be difficult. That’s why they need personal care services.
Not all seniors need personal care and those that do don’t necessarily need help with all the Activities of Daily Living, so which services might benefit you or your elderly loved one? Senior personal caregivers can provide services such as:
Please note that not all senior personal care services are available in all 50 states. Please talk with us to find out if the senior personal care services in which you are interested are available where you live.
At Executive Care, we customize all our senior personal care services so that every client receives personal care that is tailored to their needs and preferences. We can provide senior personal care in the private homes of clients or to clients who live in senior living communities. Many clients choose to combine the personal care they receive with companion care and/or homemaking services.
Elderly companion services help seniors ward off and lessen the dangerous effects of isolation, loneliness, depression, and some neurodegenerative symptoms. Here are seven helpful elderly companion services.
Probably the simplest, but often the most beneficial, thing elderly companion caregivers can do is to converse with their clients, listen to their concerns, reminisce with them, go through family photo albums, and more. A lack of social interaction can be a terrible burden on the elderly. Elderly companion services help to relieve this burden.
Elderly companion services aren’t just about caregivers interacting with their clients. They also urge their clients to keep in touch with family. This often includes helping them make phone calls, sending text messages, and setting up video chats.
Elderly companion services also include help with sorting the mail as well as email. Caregivers can recycle the junk mail, keep a look out for scam emails, and bring the important correspondence or bills to the attention of the client or their family.
Elderly companion services are also meant to encourage seniors to get outside and interact with the world as much as possible (when it is safe to do so). This can mean accompanying clients to social events, providing transportation to religious services or medical appointments, and just taking walks with them.
Loneliness and depression aren’t fun. But the treatment for these mental challenges can be fun. Sometimes elderly companion services are as simple as a caregiver playing cared games or board games with their client.
Whether the result of a neurodegenerative disease or just the natural effect of aging, many elderly people have trouble remembering things. Companion caregivers can provide their clients with reminders to take medication, to eat meals, and more. Caregivers can also help with meal planning and preparation.
While they are their keeping their elderly clients company, companion caregivers can also take care of some light housekeeping. Many clients opt to combine elderly companion services with the full range of homemaking services, so clients don’t have to worry about maintaining a neat and tidy home all on their own. Elderly companion services also make the transition to personal care easier if and when it becomes necessary.
Live-in caregivers provide the care that thousands of seniors across America need, when they need it. Can a live-in caregiver help you or your elderly loved one? Executive Care can help you decide.
Live-in caregivers are caregivers who live in the homes of their clients. Sometimes people require access to care around the clock. This might be because the risk of a fall is so high and/or because somebody needs help with all the Activities of Daily Living. For seniors who need this high level of care, the only alternative to live-in care is to move into a senior care facility. But not all seniors want to live into such a facility. They might love their current homes, they might like their privacy, or they might have a neurological issue that means moving out could leave them consistently disoriented. Such seniors can benefit from the services of a live-in caregiver.
Live-in caregivers provide a range of services to help seniors live healthy, safe, and happy lives. These services include:
Inviting somebody to live in your home or the home of your elderly loved one can be an anxiety-inducing decision. Executive Care can guarantee that all our live-in caregivers are competent, trustworthy, and adept at their job. All our caregivers are employees who have passed an extensive pre-employment screening, including a criminal background check and verification of employment history. They are bonded, insured, skills tested, and subject to all state requirements.
I’d like to convey to you how wonderful the aide Afia is for my mother’s care. She has been with her since last January and has become more than just a caregiver. She truly “cares” and is skillful in her abilities. My mom has had several health situations and her current health has improved to the best she has been in several years. Both her doctor and my family attribute a large part of that to Afia’s care. She is diligent about her diet and sleep patterns, and her “toileting” issues. All of this has contributed greatly to my mom’s overall improved health and her peace of mind as well as our family’s peace of mind. We cannot say enough about her. We are also very satisfied with Executive Care all the way around, from the billing department and everyone we speak with on the phone, very courteous and professional.Cindi E
It’s almost five years since we have been receiving caregivers through Executive Care, and I would like to take this transitional period to express our appreciation for the services you have provided thus far. We are particularly appreciative of the special attention and care Lili has given to our case. Lili has been very sensitive to our particular needs and it has been and remains important to us to have consistency in the arrangements by having Lili as our go-to person in light of Dr. E’s special needs. It is apparent that Lili has many other important responsibilities, so we wanted to thank Executive Care and Lili for the efforts she has made on our behalf.Judge Naomi E
I have had business dealings with Executive Care for some time now and have invariably been very satisfied. The personnel have been considerate, trustworthy, capable and always responsive. They have provided a genuine physical and emotional lift to the patient, in my case an elderly, frail sister. I do not hesitate to recommend the organization for the services rendered.Samuel S
At Executive Care, our mission is to improve quality of life for our clients and their families, while focusing on service excellence.
To be the Home Care company of choice for clients, their families, caregivers and our community.
What makes Executive Care unique is our devotion to client experience. At Executive Care, providing our clients with peace of mind is more than a corporate mission statement; it is the sole reason for doing what we do.