Alzheimer’s and Dementia2024-01-04T19:38:47+00:00

Alzheimer’s &
Dementia Care

Caring at Home provides non-medical Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services in the comfort of your own home.

Caring at Home’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Solutions

Family members and friends of someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia shoulder a particularly heavy burden. Helping to maintain some sort of normalcy is key because the type of care needed is physically and emotionally demanding.

Most Alzheimer’s patients — particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness — can be cared for at home instead of nursing homes and other facilities. More than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients continue to live in home settings. Eighty to ninety percent of these rely on family and friends for care. At Caring At Home we want you to know that you are not alone.

Request a Call

According to the Alzheimer’s Association:

  • More than 5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • By 2050, the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s dementia may grow to a projected 13.8 million.
  • About one in 10 people over age 65 have the disease.
  • Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia affect up to 50 percent of people over the age of 85.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

With Caring at Home’s specialty Alzheimer’s and Dementia home care services, your loved one will receive a customized care regimen that will take into account their environment and special needs, thereby making daily life less difficult and stressful.

Understanding Dementia and the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s is far from the only type of dementia, but it is the most common, and the number of people affected by it is on the rise due to a growing senior population. Women and minorities are the most likely to develop the disease, and one in three seniors, the association states, dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

It’s possible for a loved one to have dementia and not have Alzheimer’s because Alzheimer’s disease is just one form of dementia. Dementia itself is actually a symptom, not a disease. Other types of dementia include Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, short-term memory loss, and Parkinson’s disease. For all forms of dementia, there is a decline in mental function.

Another common symptom of dementia is wandering, which can pose great safety risks. Other symptoms are specific to certain types of dementia, such as tremors and other motion function issues that people with Parkinson’s often develop as a result of the disease.

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t progress at a predictable rate. For some people, the symptoms will develop slowly during the course of decades, while for others, the disease can seem to worsen rapidly in just a few years. According to the Alzheimer’s association, people with Alzheimer’s live four to eight years after diagnosis, but can live as long as 20 years, depending on other factors.

While Alzheimer’s stages aren’t crisply demarcated — and everyone’s experience with the disease’s progression will be unique — doctors have identified three main stages that most people with the disease experience.

Personalized Home Care Services for Seniors

At Caring at Home, we realize that every one of our clients is unique. That’s why we develop a personalized in-home care plan customized to each person’s specific needs. Regardless of which in-home services you need, from a few hours per week to around-the-clock care, you can be confident you or your loved one will receive the nurturing they deserve. Understanding that needs often change, we offer a broad range of in-home health care services and flexible scheduling options, enabling us to respond quickly while putting an updated care plan into action for our clients as needed.

We also recognize that good communication is the key to good customer service. Our supervisory staff is in regular contact with our clients and caregivers to ensure information is shared in an accurate and timely manner. In addition to being well-trained and fully qualified, each Caring At Home caregiver must also pass a rigorous background check. Along with having a caregiver who genuinely cares, you will have peace of mind knowing you can contact an on-call nurse supervisor any time of day or night.

Delivered when and where you need them, our dependable Home Care Services include the following:

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care

If they aren’t a safety risk to themselves or others, helping a senior family member with dementia stay in their home can be highly beneficial. The committed, highly qualified caregivers at Caring At Home can assist clients with Alzheimer’s or dementia in the comfort of their private residences. In addition to helping the patient feel safe and secure – reducing the likelihood of anxiety or confusion episodes – our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care services relieve the family’s responsibilities so they can stay refreshed.

Delivered with patience, empathy, and nurturing, our compassionate in-home dementia caregivers are trained to support clients and families in these ways:

  •  Continuity of Care
  •  Familiar Frame of Reference
  •  Meal Preparation & Assistance
  •  Low-Stress Environment

Companion Care

Having a friendly and trusted companion around makes every day at home brighter. At Caring At Home, our companion caregivers enjoy spending time with seniors. While there, they can also perform services ranging from assistance with light housekeeping and routine exercise to facilitating socialization with peers.

These are some of the many ways our Companion Care services can help:

  •  Doctor’s appointments and prescription pick-up
  •  Mobility assistance
  •  Light exercise
  •  Grocery shopping
  •  Recreational activities
  •  Sorting, opening, and responding to mail

Care Assistance & Supervision

Most of us wake up and start our days using the bathroom, bathing, dressing, and grabbing a bite to eat. For many seniors, this morning routine is not so easy as they struggle to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs). To assist your efforts, the certified home health aides from Caring At Home offer reliable and discreet personal caregiving assistance for seniors.

Conveniently available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our customized Personal Care solutions include the following:

  •  Bathing & Showering
  • Transfer & Ambulation Assistance
  • Toileting & Incontinence Care
  • Oral Hygiene

24-Hour Live-In Care

Finding the right caregivers to provide your senior with continuous in-home assistance can be challenging. Having them in your aging loved one’s home 24/7 to expertly handle emergencies will also be reassuring for you and other family members. At Caring At Home, we’ve done all the preparation for you. We will efficiently match your loved one with caregivers ideally qualified for their personality and care level needs.

Licensed, insured, and thoroughly screened, our 24/7 caregivers can provide these affordable and dependable Live-In or 24-Hour Senior Care services:

  •  One-On-One Attention
  •  Status Reports & Updates
  • Accident & Fall Prevention
  • Companion & Personal Care

Light HouseKeeping

If your senior loved one needs help maintaining their household, our convenient Light Housekeeping services can keep their home environment clean, comfortable, safe, and healthy. While we are not a dedicated cleaning service, our caregivers can provide housekeeping services that include

  • Laundry
  • Bedmaking and linen changes,
  • Dusting, vacuuming, floor care (sweeping, mopping, etc.)
  • Cleaning the bathroom and kitchen
  • Taking out the trash, watering houseplants, and helping with organizational projects.

Meal Preparation

Our knowledgeable meal planners will ensure that your aging loved one eats better each and every day. From the initial grocery shopping to the in-home meal preparation itself, our caregivers will make sure that your senior’s nutritional needs are being met in the comfort of their own home. To put your mind at ease, Caring At Home is a licensed and insured home care provider, and all of the meal planners that we employ are carefully screened beforehand. Our affordable and dependable senior meal assistance services include:

  • Recipe research and meal planning (Including your loved one’s favorite dishes
  • Grocery shopping
  • Caloric monitoring and proper nutrition
  • Meal preparation
  • Establishing an appealing eating environment

Medication Supervision

Our highly trained caregivers and home health aides understand the importance of helping independent seniors remember to take their daily medications as prescribed. For your protection, Caring At Home is licensed and insured, and all of our highly-trained hourly caregivers are thoroughly screened beforehand. Some of the medication supervision services we offer include:

  • Ensuring medication is taken by the prescribed dosage and at the proper time
  • Setting up an organizational pillbox to help with medication management
  • Logging/reporting medication intake

Respite Care

Although it’s a labor of love, caring for an aging friend or relative can be physically and emotionally demanding. If you’re not careful, caregiver burnout can sneak up on you when least expected, impacting the quality of life of both you and your loved one. Our reliable respite caregivers can step in while you take a well-deserved break, allowing your senior to age gracefully in place while enjoying the familiar and comfortable surroundings of home.

Once customized to your needs, our affordable and reliable Respite Care services provide family caregivers with these benefits:

  • Rest & Recharge
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Short-Term Care
  • Peace of Mind

Frequently Asked Questions

What is in-home care?2023-06-07T17:16:18+00:00

Caring At Home provides non-medical assistance for people who prefer to live at home but need ongoing care that cannot easily be provided by family or friends. In-home care is a safe, effective way to provide care in the comfort of one’s home while maintaining their independence.

Based on your needs, our Senior Home Care Services can be provided hourly for up to 24 hours per day with a caregiver living with you. By offering services that include Personal Care, Meal Preparation, Bathing, Medication Reminders, Light Housekeeping, Transportation, and Errands, we help clients live life to the fullest in the comfortable, familiar surroundings of their own homes.

Are your caregivers carefully screened?2023-06-07T17:14:31+00:00

Yes. All caregivers at Caring At Home are licensed, insured, and have passed a thorough criminal background check as per Pennsylvania Statute. As a condition of employment and continued employment, each caregiver must undergo a security background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, fingerprinting for statewide criminal history checks through the Pennsylvania Department of Law Enforcement, as well as the national criminal history records through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

What does a companion caregiver do?2022-04-03T18:35:01+00:00

Our services range from companionship and light housekeeping to nursing assessments and Alzheimer’s & Dementia care. What sets us apart from other companion care agencies is that our caregivers really do care. We love to spend time with our clients and really get to know them in order to better understand their needs. We develop long-lasting relationships, which have proven to be mutually beneficial for our caregivers and the seniors they serve.

What are the qualifications of our caregivers?2022-04-03T18:34:04+00:00

Many of our caregivers are Certified Home Health Aides (HHAs). That means they’ve received specialized training and earned a certificate after graduating. As a private duty/companion care agency we are not obligated to hire certified Home Health Aides. However, our company prides itself on our quality of care and that’s why we make an effort to hire HHAs. All of our Home Health Aides are citizens in the USA and all have received a thorough background check.

How much does a caregiver cost?2022-04-03T18:35:43+00:00

The price of a care aide usually varies depending on the type of tasks that are required. However, the average cost ranges from $25-$30/hour.

Get In Touch with Us Today!

Caring At Home provides in-home care for seniors. The first step in our process includes a personal assessment with a Care Coordinator at no charge to you. In our meeting, we will thoroughly discuss your care needs, create a care plan and work with you or your loved one to determine how best to meet those requirements.

Whatever your care needs, Caring At Home is there for you, striving to exceed your expectations.

Need to speak with someone right now?

Call us at (888) 229-8057

Go to Top