With Integrated ElderCare®. Our unique “model of care” is often duplicated, as studies have shown that our approach is extremely beneficial to the patient and their family.
Integrated ElderCare® is based upon our belief that when we care for an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient, we are caring for the patient, caregiver and the entire family as a whole.
Most of our patient’s not only suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but have been diagnosed with other chronic conditions such as: diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, congestive heart failure (CHF), anxiety and/or depression.
Our care managers create, implement and monitor an ElderCare Plan® that not only provides ongoing and continuous care, but that incorporates all of the medical, physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of the patient. Each care manager directs a multidisciplinary team that assures that all of the patient’s needs are met.
If you are the caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, preparing for hurricane season isn’t as simple as buying supplies or picking which hurricane shelter or special needs shelter you will stay in.
People with Alzheimer’s disease have very specific needs that must be addressed when creating a hurricane or disaster plan. The hurricane plan must go far beyond the things that would normally be done when planning to care for someone without dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is the only non-profit organization that provides a Dementia Specific Hurricane Preparedness Program™ to it’s caregivers. Caregivers are much better prepared, ahead of the storm, to make sure that the person with Alzheimer’s disease will be best cared for.
To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center’s Dementia Specific Hurricane Preparedness Plan, visit their website or call them at 855-476-7600. It’s never too early to start planning!
Usually family members will recognize that their loved one’s driving has become dangerous long before the person with Alzheimer’s disease will admit it. Denial on the part of the person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairment is common.
The person with memory loss will often insist that they are still perfectly capable of driving. They rationalize that they drive only in familiar areas; that they drive very slowly; or that they have never had a serious accident or gotten lost. Trying to coax your loved one into turning over their car keys for good, will be difficult.
In our society, the loss of a driver’s license is a social catastrophe. It makes little difference if one relinquishes the privledge of driving voluntarily or if it is taken away by a doctor or the DMV.
Not being able to drive anymore is perceived as a huge loss of both status and autonomy. Spontaneity and independence is suddenly gone forever.
Some experts recommend that when you the time comes to take away the car keys, that you consider having a professional deliver the message.
Through their counseling and coaching services, the professional geriatric care managers, registered nurses and social workers, at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center in West Palm Beach, can help. You can reach them at 561-588-4545.
Some people find relief in support groups, others do not. The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center offers a variety of support groups for caregivers of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairment.
Although the idea of spending your free time listening to yourself and others share stories about how hard your lives are may not seem appealing, you might find comfort in knowing that your situation is not unique.
Our Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support groups, held in West Palm Beach, are different. Our caregivers are able to come together and share in a warm, relaxed and nurturing environment. We also offer a monthly telephone support group for all Alzheimer’s caregivers who are either unable to attend in person, or live out of State.
Alzheimer’s caregivers find that our support groups can help them learn how to protect themselves from the everyday stress of caregiving. By sharing and swapping valuable tips, caregivers learn how to cope with some of the challenges they face.
To learn more about our support groups, call us at 561-588-4545 or view our Calendar here!
It can be so hard to care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairment, in your own home. ElderCare at Home’s Alzheimer’s/dementia specific private duty home care services have helped thousands of families in West Palm Beach, keep their loved one in the place they most want to be… their own home.
Some of the private duty home care services we provide include:
ElderCare at Home provides a complementary Alzheimer’s care consultation to help you determine which private duty home care services would be best for you, your family and the person you care for.
Call us today at 561-585-0400 to schedule an appointment! You can learn more about all of our services here!
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