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Benefits of a Dementia Program in a Home Care Agency

Posted By Bob Roth, Cypress HomeCare Solutions, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Caring for aging parents is a challenge for many families that can become even more difficult following a dementia diagnosis or the onset of memory issues. Many families struggle to maintain the level of support their loved ones need and deserve.

The Advantage of In-Home Personal Care

By engaging an agency to provide your loved one with in-home personal care services, it becomes possible for them to stay at home longer without the need for a nursing home or memory care facility. Being surrounded by familiar people and familiar settings is comforting for those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, and with the right dementia care in place, family members can gain comfort by knowing there are professionals supporting their loved ones in the place they call home.

Not all home care agencies offer specialized training for their caregivers to effectively work with clients who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. When considering engaging a home care agency, this is an important topic to discuss while exploring options for your loved one. Agencies providing this type of advanced training to their caregivers are more equip with the tools required to give your loved one the care they deserve.  Cypress has a two-pronged dementia program: specialized Cypress caregivers and/or support and education for the family care partner.

Specialized Cypress Caregiver

At Cypress, our Director of Memory Care Programs provides extensive training for our caregivers to allow them to fully understand Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and to effectively care for our clients.  By working with a home care provider with Alzheimer’s and dementia expertise your loved one will remain engaged and receive assistance to continue to live their fullest life in their homes, not just simply be cooked for and cared for.  By engaging a trusted in-home care agency, family members can get peace of mind knowing their loved ones are being cared for effectively and compassionately.

For Family Caregivers

Many family care partners want to continue to care for their loved one with dementia but don’t have the tools to do so effectively. Our Director of Memory Care Programs offers support and education in the form of one-on-one trainings. These trainings provide the care partner with solutions customized to their specific situation, skills to care for their loved one, and on-going emotional support.

For professional and family caregivers alike, it is also essential to find time for respite. Engaging in self-care is critical to preventing additional stress, anxiety, emotional and physical fatigue, and to prevent caregiver burnout. The Cypress HomeCare Solutions team offers the necessary resources to allow your loved ones to age at home for as long as possible: specially-trained Cypress caregivers, resources for the family care partner, and resources for respite.  Contact us today at 602-264-8009 for more information.

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