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Saint Charles Aurora, Wheaton and Naperville

Dementia Care

At Homewatch Caregivers in St. Charles, Illinois, 80% of our clients live with some degree of dementia. We interview our caregivers to be certain they have an excellent grasp of the unique needs of these clients, and display the type of personality and demeanor best suited for this care.  Dementia care provided by family caregivers can be extremely difficult as the person living with dementia changes as a result of the illness. This is where professional caregiving can be a big help to that person and their family.

One couple with whom we have worked for quite some time have really benefitted from the care they have received from our caregiver. The caregiver drives them around to visit several businesses the husband of this couple used to own and to a beloved family restaurant they have frequented most of their adult lives.  These familiar destinations help them both feel safe and allows them to fondly reminisce. The caregiver sits with the husband and helps him assemble puzzles, his favorite pastime. Their adult children love the care provided to their elder parents and are so grateful she can be with their parents during the day.

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.