Alzheimer’s disease can be a trying condition for patients and their families. It can feel like an overwhelming responsibility to ensure the patient is comfortable, well cared for, and safe. Alzheimer’s disease affects a patient’s memory and judgment and can leave them disorientated and confused. According to statistics published by the Alzheimer’s Association in March of 2012, approximately 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease; 22,000 of which are living in New Hampshire. There is currently no cure, but luckily there are agencies, such as MAS Home Care, which specializes in New Hampshire Alzheimer’s care, that can help make living with the disease more manageable.
It is estimated that nearly 800,000 individuals with Alzheimer’s live alone. This can be dangerous, as they cannot complete familiar tasks on their own, especially in the later stages of the disease. Though they are adults, patients often require the attention and care one would give to a small child. Loss of memory effects many areas of a person’s life; from forgetting locations of places or objects, trouble keeping track of bills and finances, to more hazardous items such as forgetting to turn off the stove. Other changes include: losing track of the date or season, difficulty having a conversation, poor judgment and decision making and altered mood and personality. Alzheimer patients require special attention that MAS Home Care, a leader in New Hampshire Alzheimer’s care, can provide.
In-home services are available to aid you in giving a family member with Alzheimer’s the best possible life. Living with the disease is definitely a challenge, but not impossible. Having the right knowledgeable, professional support coupled with the opportunity to remain at home allows individuals to maintain a level of independence. It also allows family members to make informed decisions and lessens the burden and feelings of frustration that may mount when trying to care for a loved one.
It is important to have a caregiver who is qualified and trained to meet a person’s specific and individualized needs. Caregivers employed by MAS Home Care may include personal care service providers, personal support specialists, certified nursing assistants, or licensed nursing assistants. The caregiver will provide assistance to the patient in personal chores like bathing, dressing, feeding, medication reminders and also attending doctors’ appointments. She or he will run errands for the patient, for example grocery shopping, prescription pick up and so on. Most importantly the caregiver will provide safety and security.
Ready to find a caregiver for you or your loved one? Call MAS Home Care of New Hampshire today.
MAS Home Care of New Hampshire
500 Harvey Road
Manchester, NH 03103