Even though the symptoms and challenges of the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease are mild, as a family caregiver you should not overlook the importance of your parent getting proper care. There are many benefits to introducing senior care into their care routine in this early stage of the progression, both for your senior parent, and for you.
Some of the benefits of introducing senior care as a part of your parent’s care routine in the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease include:
Get your parent used to the idea of having a senior care provider. Many elderly adults are resistant to care, especially when they don’t feel as though they need it, but starting it early in the progression means your parent has time to get accustomed to the idea of accepting care, and to the care provider. This means they are more likely to be cooperative and accepting of the care later in the progression of their disease.
Establish a routine. Schedule and predictability are very beneficial for easing anxiety and creating a greater sense of security and control. Establishing a routine early in the progression will help your parent be a part of creating it, and gets them used to following it, which makes it easier for them to continue to follow through even in later progression.
Promote independence. A senior with Alzheimer’s disease is likely to worry about their independence, and their ability to continue to follow the type of lifestyle they desire. A senior care provider can offer a variety of service that help your parent live a higher quality of life, including transportation, companionship, and encouragement to find activities they enjoy and that bring meaning to this stage of their life.
Introducing a senior home care services provider into your care routine with your aging parent can be one of the best decisions you make for your aging parent. As a family caregiver, you want what’s best for your loved one, and senior care can make that possible. This type of care provider can offer a wide range of highly customized services designed specifically to meet your parent’s needs, challenges and limitations. This means you can feel confident your parent will get the support and assistance that is right for them, while also encouraging them to be as independent as possible as they age in place.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Senior Care Services in Palm Coast FL, please contact the caring staff at Home-Call Healthcare. Call today 904-861-0424.