Home Care Companion | Alzheimer’s and Dementia
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Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and dementia can be a complex task. It can be frustrating, confusing, and emotionally and physically exhausting. Our trained compassionate caregivers can assist with providing companionship, supervision of recreational activities, personal care services, and insuring safe environment.

Most often, after an initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia illness, families are faced with difficult decisions about providing care for their loved one. Working parents with children are faced with new stresses to balance work and family. Home Care Companion allows your loved one to maintain the independence of their daily routines and being able to give care in the warm, familiar surroundings of their home. This can play an important role in managing cognitive diseases. Many of our caregivers are certified in Dementia Care, and experienced in helping clients suffering from dementia get the compassionate daily care they need and make sure your loved one is safe and happy at home.

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Routines and Reminders

Activities such as dressing, grooming, bathing, and eating can form a pattern in daily living. Routines help the person with dementia know what to expect, and our caregivers will help your loved one to continue doing things on their own. Doing so will make them feel better about themselves. People with Alzheimer’s disease will eventually lose the ability to carry out these every day routines, and will depend on others to help, so it is important for them to do as much as they can for themselves, and our trained compassionate caregivers will help them do that.

Helpful strategies

  • Use reminders and cues including notes, pictures, signs or seasonal objects
  • Offer information if he is struggling, for example, “hi mom it’s me, Bill, and vie brought your granddaughter, Ann, to visit you”
  • Get his attention and keep eye contact while talking; limit distractions such as the radio or television
  • Speak slowly and clearly; use simple language and repeat the message if necessary
  • Stick to concrete rather than abstract ideas {isn’t it a nice day?” rather than “what do you think about the weather today?”
  • Use physical gestures to reinforce your messages
  • Remember that he is not intentionally being difficult
  • Limit number of choices to one or two

PERSONALIZED CARE

Your family needs are unique and so is your loved ones care. At Home Care Companion we recognize this and personalize all our care plans to meet your needs.

  • Our caregivers seek to provide the most comfort possible for your loved one while respecting their dignity, social, and cultural needs
  • Our caregivers can also provide many services to ease your burden such as food preparation, light housekeeping, shopping and other errands.
  • We can provide regular status updates to the family members, and doctors
  • We will ensure that your loved ones comfort, and security and all times
  • We can provide your loved one with the personal attention, care and companionship they deserve

As the trusted choice for families in the Greater Vancouver Area who are in need of palliative care we offer our services with no long term commitment. Our dedicated caregivers and care managers are available 24/7 to answer your questions and address your needs. Call us at 604-593-4351 to learn more and to provide your loved one with the highest level of palliative care they deserve.

HOURLY HOME CARE

Our caregivers are available of a minimum of 3 hours a visit whenever you choose. We are available to care for a loved one 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays.

OVERNIGHT HOME CARE

We can provide either awake or alert, or sleep in caregiving services, this allows the family to have a restful sleep and peace of mind. Our caregivers may be woken up during the night if assistance is needed.

24 HOUR CARE

Home Care Companion offers not only hourly but round the clock care for your loved one. It can be shift care of live in care. In shift care, 4 or 5 of our caregivers will assist your loved one in 8 hour increments each day, including throughout the night. At the same time they will take care of light household duties and prepare light wholesome meals for your loved one. You can also have live in care for your family member. In that case 3 of our caregivers will work a 24 hour shift once every 3 days. These caregivers will sleep in the home and awaken at night to care for your loved one. You will need to provide sleeping quarters and meals. This will allow you to sleep in peace knowing that your loved one is taken care of.