St Petersburg In-Home Care Services for People Living with Dementia
In-Home Dementia Care in Gulfport, Tierra Verde, St Pete Beach, and the Greater St Petersburg, FL Area.
Dementia is often viewed as a progressive, incurable, and ultimately fatal disease, with care created based on decline and disability. At Homewatch CareGivers of St. Pete Beach, we will develop a unique plan of care that focuses on abilities and not decline, one that focuses on living as full of a life as possible. The goal of in-home dementia care is to strengthen overall well-being that can be altered as the condition progresses.
How Dementia Affects a Person
Affecting about 50 million people worldwide, with nearly 10 million new diagnoses yearly, dementia impacts every aspect of a person’s life. Dementia is an umbrella term for a collection of symptoms that can come from different diseases. All forms of dementia involve changes in the thinking process that are significant enough to interfere with one’s daily life. Over time, the affected person can experience changes in how they react to environmental stimuli, changes in executive function, and physical decline.
If you or a loved one lives with dementia, contact us today for a free complimentary consultation so that we may begin customizing an appropriate plan of care. GET CARE TODAY
Types of Dementia
Dementia is caused by diseases such as Vascular, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, Frontotemporal (FTD), Creutzfeldt-Jakob, and more. Two of the most common causes of dementia are Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia (LBD).
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than five million Americans. Typically, memory and executive function gradually decline due to degenerating brain cells. Unless the individual has other diseases or illnesses, physical deterioration does not usually occur until the disease has significantly progressed and caused impairment in basic function and motor skills necessary to physical health.
Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia is another common cause of progressive dementia. Initially, individuals may experience symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, while others may have vivid visual hallucinations. Lewy body dementia may also cause unusual sleepiness during the day, blanking out, and problems with movement like trembling.
How Dementia Home Care Services Can Help
If you or someone you care for is diagnosed with dementia, it is important to work with a trained home care professional who understands the underlying diseases and their progression. With Homewatch CareGivers of St. Pete Beach, quality in-home dementia care is not “one-size-fits-all.” Still, it is redefined in a more holistic and without over-emphasizing disease or deficits.
Completing a home audit is essential in providing supportive dementia care services focused on:
- Safety in and around the home
- Promoting independence by modifying steps to an activity
- Allowing time for the person to participate in their care
- Engagement at the right time and the right amount
- Arranging closets and drawers to promote successful independence
- Looking for reactions to the environment, like temperature or noise
- Knowing when it is time for quiet and rest
- Staying engaged in physical activity to promote circulation and muscle strength
Contact Our Team to Learn More About Our In-Home Dementia Care Services Today!
Contact us for a free consultation with you and your loved one. Based on this consultation, we will develop a personalized in-home custom care plan for yourself, your spouse, your parent, or another loved one. This care plan will be tailored according to your loved one's unique care needs and preferences.
When you choose Homewatch CareGivers of St. Pete Beach for your in-home care, you can ensure you're receiving the best care. Our staff is here to provide you with the highest quality of care. We don’t use contractors for care. All our caregivers are W2 employees, with level 2 background checks, insured and continuously trained, ensuring your confidence and peace of mind while your loved one receives personal in-home care.
When working with Homewatch CareGivers of St Pete Beach, you will feel confident in knowing:
- You’re backed by over 40 years of expertise in providing in-home care to countless families
- Professionally developed care tools to track changes in physical and mental health
- A minimum of 12 hours of annual training, including specialty care
- Routine in-person Quality Assurance visits at least once every 60 days
- Continued satisfaction surveys
- RN on staff
Contact Our Team to Learn More About In-Home Care for Your Loved One
We truly care for the whole person, not just their condition. Get in touch to see how you or someone you care for can benefit from dementia home care. Call us today at (727) 485-0194to learn more. “We’re More Than Just Caregivers.”