Alzheimer’s Care in Meyerland TX
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder with no cure at this time. In most cases, when a senior is first diagnosed, they are still able to tend to their basic needs. They may be having some issues with memory loss but it’s not to the point they need around the clock care yet. At this time, they may not even want to consider an Alzheimer’s home care.
It’s important to understand that once a person is diagnosed, their symptoms are going to progressively get worse from there. They are not going to get better. Certain aspects of the disease can be delayed with the right level of Alzheimer’s care and exercise but they are not going to be 100 percent again.
This doesn’t mean that they can’t have a high quality of life for several years after diagnosis but planning ahead for care options should be done as soon as possible. As your loved one reaches the various stages of the disease, they will require different levels of assistance. Eventually, 24 hour care will be necessary.
There are a number of agencies with home care aides who have training and experience working with seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Contact a local agency and express the needs of your loved one. They will be more than happy to provide you with a caregiver who fits the criteria you are looking for.
A home care aide will encourage your loved one to remain as independent as they can for as long as they can. As the disease becomes more debilitating, having an established relationship between your loved one and the professional caregiver will be extremely beneficial.
Most agencies will be able to offer services such as helping the senior bathe, get dressed, transportation to doctor’s appointments, light housekeeping, activities, and more. The plan of care will have to be adjusted periodically as the disease progresses.
Wandering is another symptom of Alzheimer’s that could be dangerous. A home care aide who can monitor your loved one during the overnight hours may be necessary to ensure the senior’s safety.
Safety for your loved one should be your main concern. However, just because your loved one was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, doesn’t mean they have to stop living and just sit around until the end of their life. An experienced Alzheimer’s home care aide will see that your loved one gets optimal care while encouraging them to keep living life to the fullest.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s care services in Meyerland, TX, contact the caring staff at Personal Caregiving Services at 832-564-0338. Providing Care in Houston, Bellaire, West University Place, Katy, and Sugar Land and the surrounding areas.
In 1989 after selling his family owned food service business, Mr. Gerber pursued his compassion for the elderly by completing his geriatric education and training requirements to be a licensed nursing home administrator (LNFA) from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.Previously he received his undergraduate business degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Masters in business administration (MBA) from the University of Houston.In 2003, Mr. Gerber earned his Certification to be a Senior Advisor (CSA).
During his eight-year tenure as an administrator, Mr. Gerber was responsible for managing and coordinating caregivers and long-term care professionals in the ultimate delivery of quality care and providing a quality of life for countless residents in the three skilled nursing facilities that he managed.
He has also spoken with numerous groups of adult children and their parents on subjects such as long-term care housing options available today, tips on how to select a long-term care provider, assessing when it’s time to consider long-term care, the caregiver’s role reversal when caring for an aging parent, how to legally make your long-term health care wishes known to other family members and health care providers, and how to finance long-term care.
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