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Fort Collins Greeley, Loveland and Fort Morgan

Dementia Care

The stress of providing elder care can drain a person both physically and mentally, so the respite a caregiver agency provides lifts the burden of dementia care off you and your family, allowing you to stay healthy and enjoy each day together. If your loved one wanders due to dementia or Alzheimer’s, Homewatch CareGivers of Fort Collins uses a complementary fall-risk assessment to eliminate clutter and other obstacles to limit the risk of a fall, maintaining a safe environment in your loved one’s home. To minimize your loved one’s confusion, our caregivers establish a routine that sets times for meals, sleep and even trips to the bathroom – using dementia home care to keep life at a level your loved one deserves. Dementia and Alzheimer’s can cause dramatic mood swings and personality changes, but Fort Collins dementia care works to learn your loved one’s triggers from their history and fill their days with pleasant experiences instead.

To help a person with dementia maintain their focus, Fort Collins Alzheimer’s care cuts down on distractions and keeps daily activities, like meals, simple. A person in need of in-home Alzheimer’s care often loses the ability to recognize faces and names and can’t express themselves verbally, so Homewatch Caregivers of Fort Collins finds activities that keep your loved one comfortable and engaged. We back our caregivers with more than 30 years of experience and a professionally-developed in-home dementia care program that uses a positive approach to boost your loved one’s self-esteem and restore their sense of purpose. Fort Collins dementia care matches our caregivers to your loved one’s specific elderly care needs because it gives you peace of mind and creates a home where your loved one is safe and content.

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.