In Home Care and Support for Dementia Patients

Dementia Care – Providing Specialized Care for Patients Living with Dementia in Salt Lake City, Provo, South Jordan, Orem, Sandy, Ogden, Bountiful and other Utah communities.

Dementia Care and Support Services – Dementia is an umbrella term under which are the many different diseases that are types of dementia. Dementia Care and Dementia Caregivers in UtahDementia describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases.

At Homewatch CareGivers, we specialize in providing care to those suffering from any form of dementia. We are familiar with the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias such as Parkinson’s disease, lewy body dementia or frontal temporal dementia.

What we teach our caregivers is that the most important thing to remember in dealing with any form of dementia is to be patient and recognize that what a person with dementia does or says that may be disturbing to family and friends is just part of the disease. All behaviors associated with dementia are not good or bad, they are just a reflection of the disease process and the demented person’s inability to communicate needs.

We use the acronym THINK PEACE when dealing with a client with dementia. This helps our caregivers remember that our clients communicate their needs even when they can’t speak to us.

Toilet – The client may need to void but does not know where to go.

Hunger – The client may feel hungry or thirsty and is frustrated.

Incontinence causes a person discomfort, pain and embarrassment.

Noise Level – Is the area too loud? Are too many people talking at once?

Know something about your client. Being able to talk about their past, names that are familiar, can be helpful.

Pain is often a problem. Simple things like shoes too tight, headache or arthritis aches can be an issue for people having difficulty expressing their needs.

Environment – Is it too cold, too bright, too dark, too messy? The client may respond drastically to changes.

Activity People need to be engaged throughout the day and evening. Boredom = behavioral issues.

Crowded – Are there too many people in one room? The client may become anxious when crowded.

Exhausted – The client may need to lie down and rest.

The goal in providing quality Dementia Care is to help the client maintain independence in as many areas as possible and provide them quality of life. Finding failure free activities and anticipating needs is critical. By matching caregivers specifically trained to understand Dementia Care, they can interact with clients and family member to increase peaceful and contented environments that ensure safety and security. Developing a plan of care with client and family input is key to that success.

Although there is no cure for Dementia, we offer a program called Pathways to Memory that helps our clients lead happier and more fulfilling lives. It provides tools for coping with daily stressors and games that foster feelings of success.

To learn more about living with dementia, download our Guide to Living With Dementia.

Complimentary In-Home Care Needs Evaluation

When you are faced with the challenge of finding an in home care provider to help care for the emotional and physical well being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will be faced with many questions.

Making the decision about in-home care for a loved one is never easy, but finding the right answers can help you feel more comfortable with the options available and confident in your final decision. That’s why Homewatch CareGivers provides prospective clients and their families with a complimentary, no obligation in home care needs assessment.

In our meeting, we will thoroughly discuss your care needs and work with you or your loved one to determine how best to meet your requirements. After evaluating your home care goals we will have a better understanding of your loved ones physical, emotional and cognitive needs and will work with you to create a personalized plan of care.

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As part of the Homewatch CareGivers nationwide family with over 30 years of experience, we are backed with the resources of one of America’s largest and most trusted home care service organizations.

Homewatch CareGivers is a licensed, professional home care agency dedicated to providing quality in-home care, senior care, dementia care and specialized care services throughout the State of Utah including Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber and Surrounding Counties.

We provide our in-home care services to residents of American Fork, Bountiful, Brigham City, Clearfield, Clinton, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Farmington, Herriman, Holladay, Kaysville, Kearns, Layton, Lehi, Logan, Midvale, Millcreek, Morgan, Murray, North Salt Lake, Ogden, Orem, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Provo, Riverton, Roy, Salt Lake City, Sandy, Santaquin, South Jordan, Spanish Fork, Syracuse, Taylorsville, Tooele, West Valley City, Woods Cross and other Utah communities.