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South Orange Serving Essex, Morris and Union Counties

Dementia Care in South Orange

If your loved one is coping with dementia, trust Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange to provide exceptional, customized dementia home care. Part of the training for our caregivers and other staff who provide dementia care in South Orange is ​an experience called the Virtual Dementia Tour, a unique tool that allows users to experience life with dementia. We also train our caregivers to have the necessary patience and poise required in dealing with people living with dementia. Generally this requires a more experienced caregiver.

We are assured that our training is working when we hear from the families of our clients who are living with dementia. We recently received a letter from the daughter of one of our clients, who is in a facility for people living with dementia and other memory loss. “I could hear her smile through the phone,” this woman said of talking to her Mom after the caregiver’s visit had included reading aloud with the client. With each of our clients we try to come up with something—in this case, reading a book to the client—that will be engaging and stimulating. 

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.