Alzheimer’s in Home Care Boston, MA
According to statistics 60-70% of dementia patients are classified as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease symptoms start out slowly until eventually an individuals can no longer perform daily tasks on their own. I t is important to understand that this disease is not just a part of getting old. It is a disease that even people under 65 can have. About 5% of the population has this debilitating disease and they can show symptoms of this disease as early as 40. Although, the majority of Alzheimer’s patients are in their fifties and sixties. On average Alzheimer’s patients live up to 8 years after the symptoms are noticeable.
There are 7 stages of Alzheimer’s which are:
- No Impairement
- Slight Mild Decline
- Mild Decline
- Moderate Decline
- Moderate Severe Decline
- Severe Decline
- Very Severe Decline
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s many care givers feel overwhelmed with the known fact that their loved ones will eventually need an enormous amount of care as the disease progresses.Unlike dementia this disease starts out as mildly but at its last stages the patient will not be able to communicate,walk,feed themselves, and could be bed ridden. One biggest obstacle is finding quality in home care. Care givers also have a sense of fear due to the unknown future that they face. Each Alzheimer’s case is different and it is hard to know what to expect.
A home care agency can help with activities of daily living for this patients such as bathing, grooming, mobility assistance, house keeping, errands, prescription refills, and meal preparation, among other tasks.
The video below shows a 12 minute experience of an individual that has this disease.
Below you will find resources pertaining to the types of in home care available to Alzheimer’s patients. This is a very good article. Another resource below is an article that gives you ideas about how to pay for in home care. As always if you have any questions or would like additional information about home care contact us.
You will find a links below to resources that describes the different options that are available for in home care for patients who suffer with this disease.
Alzheimer’s In Home Care Resources
In-Home Health Care | Caregiver Center | Alzheimer’s Association
Learn about types of in-home care, care costs and get help finding the right home care services. Get caregiver support, online and from your local chapter.
Here is another great resource for in home care for Alzheimer’s is a website that describes how to pay for home care services. This resource explains payment options for both medical and non medical home care treatment.
How to Pay for Home Care
Paying for Care and Services – Alzheimers.gov
Alzheimer’s care includes both medical and non-medical expenses. … to make it possible for someone with Alzheimer’s to live at home as long as possible.
If you have any questions regarding in home care feel free to call or fill out our website form. Our clients include pediatric, senior, and disabled individuals. Our home care services is located in Boston, MA but where ever you are we are eager to help. We look forward to speaking with you!