Aging • Caregiving • Dementia Memory Care Near You – Consider In-Home Memory Care
In the United States, 5.8 million people have Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and many remain at home, an option that’s been shown to help them stay healthier and happier and live longer, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.
With the right support system in place, in-home memory care can provide safety, comfort and stability for older adults and peace of mind for families, said Rona Gunter, director of care delivery at HouseWorks Home Care Agency in Waltham, Massachusetts.
“Caregiving for adults with memory care concerns often falls to family members. Without proper support, family caregivers can experience burnout,” she said. “At HouseWorks, we work with families to ensure they have the memory care support they need so their loved ones can stay safely at home.”
Benefits of In-home Memory Care, according to the Alzheimer’s Association:
- Familiar surroundings are safe and calming, reducing anxiety and confusion
- Our services can grow with you as needs change, minimizing disruptive moves to different facilities
- A study found 90% of people with dementia had unmet safety needs in community residential facilities, putting them at risk for falling or wandering2
- Research has found that a close caregiver relationship may be more beneficial than medication for loved ones with dementia.
Types of in-home memory care
There are different types of in-home memory care. The Alzheimer’s Association explains that not all in-home services are the same. Some in-home services provide non-medical help, such as assistance with daily living. Other in-home services involve medical care given by a licensed health professional, such as a nurse or physical therapist.
Common types of in-home memory care services:
- Companion services: Help with supervision, recreational activities or visiting.
- Personal care services: Help with bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, exercising or other personal care.
- Homemaker services: Help with housekeeping, shopping or meal preparation.
- Skilled care: Help with wound care, injections, physical therapy and other medical needs by a licensed health professional. Oftentimes, a home health care agency coordinates these types of skilled care services once they have been ordered by a physician.
HouseWorks’ in-home services
HouseWorks offers flexible in-home memory care options that grow with you as your needs change. Regardless of the level of care, our Dementia Caregivers are trained to recognize the signs of dementia and can pick up on the slightest behavior or health changes that can indicate a change in mental status.
A few care options from HouseWorks:
- Daily Memory Care – set daily schedules for consistent support and companionship
- Weekly Memory Care – Caregivers can visit once to several times a week to provide generous companionship and help with weekly chores and tasks
- Respite Care – caregiving to relieve and fill-in for exhausted family caregivers
- 24-hour and Live-in Memory Care – around-the-clock care for seniors who need continuous assistance and supervision for dementia or other concerns.
- And More – Contact us for a full list of services
If you are located in Massachusetts and searching for “Memory Care Near Me,” or if you or your loved ones might be ready for in-home memory care, contact HouseWorks to inquire about our Home Care Services Near You . We are available 24/7.
You can call us at 617-928-1010 or request Information on our home care request form and we’ll follow-up to answer your questions. Contact Us today to answer all your questions about in-home memory care services near you.