Most often, this involves Alzheimer's live-in care from a trained professional. Alzheimer's Home Care can nurture the patient and help provide a safer environment and better quality of daily life.
During the early and moderate stages, modifications to the living environment and lifestyle can increase patient safety and reduce caretaker burden. Examples of such modifications are the adherence to simplified routines, the placing of safety locks, the labeling of household items to cue the person with the disease or the use of modified daily life objects. The patient may also become incapable of feeding themselves, so they require food in smaller pieces or pureed. When swallowing difficulties arise, the use of feeding tubes may be required. The use of physical restraints is rarely indicated in any stage of the disease, although there are situations when they are necessary to prevent harm to the person with AD or their caregivers.
As the disease progresses, different medical issues can appear. Careful management can prevent them, while professional treatment is needed when they do arise. During the final stages of the disease, treatment is centered on relieving discomfort.
Noble Home Health Care is trusted and qualified to provide reliable and conscientious Alzheimer's Health Care services to your loved one. If you would like more information on current San Diego County Alzheimer's Care practices, or would like to schedule a Home Health Care Assessment to best determine whether it is the right choice for you, please contact Noble Home Health Care.