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Carmel Indianaopolis, Noblesville, and Hamilton County

Dementia Care in Carmel, IN

At Homewatch CareGivers in Carmel, we provide dementia care services in the  north Indianpolis area. We began assisting an 84-year old woman with Parkinson and dementia who lived in an independent living facility with her husband. The case started for just a few hours a week so that her husband could run errands. In the beginning our time with the client included assisting her with lunch and mobility. As time progressed we noticed a change with her husband, who was her primary caregiver. After a family intervention the husband was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and later required surgery. The few hours a week assisting the wife became a 24-hour case assisting both husband and wife. The husband passed away and the wife was moved to an assistant living facility.  We continued care with the wife, assisting with meals and activities during this difficult time. Because of the relationships established with the caregiver and the family, the continuum of care was seamless. Even though the client has dementia, the caregiver has become part of the family. The client and caregiver have a relationship built on history and trust. As a result, the caregiver is in tune with the client’s needs as the dementia has progressed. The caregiver, because of her history with the client, has the ability to bring up stories of the client’s past that the client remembers and brings laughter and smiles to the client, resulting in bettering her quality of life. 

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.