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How Professional Caregivers can Provide Comfort to Individuals with Alzheimer’s

Caregiver in Massillon OH

If your father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he may need more than a family caregiver at the moment. It’s reasonable for family members to want to be there to support their aging parent, Caregiver in Massillon OHespecially after he or she has been diagnosed with something as serious as Alzheimer’s.  Many families have numerous questions with regard to Alzheimer’s, especially during the first days and weeks after diagnosis.

The most significant symptom of this disease is memory loss, but how it affects a person can vary from one individual to the next.  During the earliest stages of the disease, the memory loss may begin to impact daily life, but not to the extent where a person needs around-the-clock care. For this reason primarily, many family members never even discuss the prospect of hiring a professional home care provider to help.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and it’s important to understand the disease itself and what should be done so that your loved one gets the best care. Being there to support an aging loved one is a noble gesture, but the most important thing is to ensure that the senior in your life gets the right level of care at the right time.

Most family caregivers don’t have a great deal of experience with Alzheimer’s.  As such, they likely don’t know that developing a routine is very important.  A routine is something people do the same way over and over again. For example, a simple routine for elderly individuals could be to eat dinner at 5:30 daily, clean the dishes, wash up and get changed for bed, then relax for two hours before getting into bed at 8:00 p.m..

Having a daily routine is essential for those living with Alzheimer’s, especially during the middle or later stages of the disease.  Seniors who have difficulty with their memory often feel a tremendous amount of anxiety if they don’t recognize their surroundings and don’t know what to expect.  Routines can offer them some level of security, and a professional caregiver – someone who helps them with daily living at the same time every day – can be a great source of comfort.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring professional caregivers in Massillon, OH, call the caring staff at Rather Be Home Senior Care at (330) 915-4575 today!

Deidre Scott, Founder

Owner, Founder at Rather Be Home Senior Care
Deidre Scott is the founder of Rather Be Home and has always found her passion in the health and well-being of others. Shortly after receiving her bachelor's degree she worked for Bristol Myers-Squibb as a cardiovascular representative. Her specialties included blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. She then worked 15 years with Procter & Gamble where she educated Veterinarians on how nutrition could help nutritionally manage various disease states such as kidney failure, colitis and diabetes in cats and dogs. During that time she pursued her education further and received her MBA.

She founded Rather Be Home in 2014 after seeing the tribulations her friends were having with their aging parents. Hard decisions need to be made and no one knows where to go for help. Having lived with her grandparents most of her childhood and helping her grandma care for her grandpa it just seemed natural to open a home care business. Deidre is also a certified instructor for CPR/First Aid & AED through the American Red Cross and a State Tested Nurse Aide registered through the Ohio Department of Health. Currently she is undergoing classes to become a Certified Senior Advisor. She sets rigorous standards for her company as well as the caregivers she employs.