Dementia care requires an understanding of the disease and knowledge on how to best care for your loved one to keep them safe.

  • providing extra security measures such as posting notes to serve as reminders (e.g. turn stove off)
  • keeping the environment familiar e.g. don’t move furniture around
  • establish and maintain a regular daily routine
  • keeping the client oriented. (e.g clock, calendar, radio, night light)

Dementia Care:  How to evaluate for home for safety and take corrective actions

  • removing scatter rugs
  • storing household cleaners and harmful substances in a safe place
  • removing sharp & breakable objects from the environment
  • using plastic eating and drinking utensils
  • provide structure and routine
  • schedule low stress activities
  • speak slowly and clearly to facilitate their understanding of what is being said
  • provide simple explanations on everything said
  • research community resources which will benefit the client
  • encourage them to share their memories, as long as they can recall them
  • plan physical activities, as they will offset disruptive behavior
  • encourage mental activities (e.g. reading, crafts, keeping abreast with current events)
  • provide the client’s basic needs

Reach out today to ElderCare at Home in West Palm Beach for your plan. Our Companions can now help to connect with loved ones through e-mail and social media. Over the years we have found that many of our clients don’t need a nurse, but could use a friend. Our Comforting Companions®, program was developed with just this in mind! Our Comforting Companions® are dedicated, loyal, trustworthy, and experienced working with memory impaired patients. Most of all, they provide many of the valuable services that help to keep seniors in the place they most want to be – their own home… Call us today to see how we may help you, 1-800-209-4342 .