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Columbus Central Ohio and Surrounding Areas

Dementia Care in Columbus

We recognize the importance of senior care services in the home as soon as possible after a dementia diagnosis. Our goal with specialized senior care for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s is to increase the quality of life and provide a more interactive care experience daily.

For example, we work with an elderly couple (age 97 and 94) who have been married for 74 years. They were married before the U.S. Became involved in WWII! They are in good physical health for their age, but a couple years ago, they both started suffering from dementia. Our Caregivers come out to help them live their day-to-day lives by providing dementia care. They ensure they take their medications, help the wife prepare meals, help the husband use his computer, and help them both with appointments and shopping. Since our Caregivers have started working with them, their lives have changed immeasurably. They are once again able to go out in the community and have even become active in the independent living facility in which they live. They are looking forward to having us help them celebrate their next anniversary!

When someone is diagnosed with dementia it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to turn. Our caregivers receive specialized training that helps them put together a dementia care plan that is specific to the current abilities and stage of dementia. This dementia care plan can and will be modified as the disease progresses and skills change. Our goal is quality of life for you and your family, and we achieve this with a person-centered approach to care.
Dementia is a progressive disease of the brain that affects a person’s ability not only to remember people and experiences, but also how to do simple daily tasks. There are stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with each requiring different levels of care and assistance. In the first couple of stages of dementia, a person may still be able to function independently despite some memory loss, but by the third and fourth stages of dementia, they will begin to need help with basic chores and getting around. By the fifth or final stages of this disease, someone with dementia cannot function without help.
At Homewatch CareGivers we provide you and your loved one with quality Alzheimer’s care for any stage of this disease. We recognize that Alzheimer’s effects each person differently and therefore we tailor our care to meet your unique needs. Our caregivers are here to help preserve dignity and independence for those who have Alzheimer’s disease, and respite care for the family too.
Pathways to Memory is the Homewatch CareGivers unique approach to dementia care. Pathways to Memory is a coping solution for everyone involved, creating a circle of trust, communication and support. This specialized form of care features one-on-one interaction and attention and provides social interaction and companionship to the person living with dementia. As with all of our care, our goal is quality of life for those living with memory impairment.
Lewy Body Disease (LBD) is one of the most common causes of dementia, and is also called Lewy Body dementia. The symptoms of Lewy Body Disease are similar to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and therefore people with LBD will have care needs as they lose their cognitive abilities and physical functions. The Lewy Body Dementia Association recommends that family of those with LBD research caregiving support before it becomes a need. Our trained caregivers can help to reduce anxiety, assist with daily activities and be there for you and your loved ones after a diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies.