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North San Diego La Jolla, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas and Carlsbad

Dementia Care

In the North San Diego area around 65% of our clients have some form of dementia. Homewatch CareGivers in Carlsbad is fully prepared to meet any of the issues that may arise in giving them quality home care services.  For our dementia care clients we strive to provide continuity of care, having the fewest number of caregivers possible. This can create a wonderful bond between the caregiver and client. The caregivers that we pair with our dementia clients have experience and receive additional training to make sure that they are informed on several aspects of how to handle their client and the challenges they may face.

Many times the caregivers with these special clients form bonds that make them almost like family.  One client whose dementia was progressing quickly was able to prolong those clear and present moments thanks to her caregiver who kept her in a solid routine and kept her engaged during the day.  They would go out together on what she called “adventures” and would post the pictures on Facebook for her family to see.  These special and fun outings gave her something to look forward to and was a fantastic compliment to a great family support system.

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.