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Title: Alzheimer’s Homecare


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5 Things to do before Hiring an aide for
Alzheimers Homecare
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As you brace yourself to deal with Alzheimers
diagnosis for a loved one, you may be challenged
with emotional worries. Youll definitely be
concerned about the changes in the personality of
your loved one and the adjustments youll have
to make to keep them at ease. It is no surprise
that countless conflicting emotions like anger,
sorrow, misery and agitation may set in. Getting
used to this new reality is very difficult. Its
vital to grant yourself some time and to reach
out for help. Getting the right support is
essential for you in assisting your family
member. The sooner you are prepared for the
probable changes in the future, the better it is
for everyone concerned. It would be quite
beneficial to you in the long run if AD has been
diagnosed earlier. In such a case the person
diagnosed can assist in making the all the
important decisions related to their lives.
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1. Appointing Someone to Make Health Care and
Financial Decisions
Although a tricky topic to bring up, if an AD
patient is normal enough, putting down their
wishes and having them legalized through an
attorney will bound all family members to protect
and respect them. A power of attorney is
necessary to cater to the financial and medical
needs. However, if it is already too late, you or
another family member may need to submit an
application for guardianship.
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2. Considering Homecare Options
Caring for an AD patient is a big commitment.
Even though, a family member may be ready to do
it, it is not advisable as this responsibility
gets bigger over time. Providing supervision 24/7
can prove to be emotionally draining. And people
have other responsibilities, problems, health
issues, and commitments which they need to
fulfill as well. It is best to hire a qualified
home care specialist, who is trained to fulfill
all the needs of the Alzheimers patient.
However, if you feel that you or a family member
can manage some part of the day, hiring home care
partially may be really valuable.
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3. Look at the Credentials of the Homecare Support
When youve finally made your decision to hire a
home care expert, then research thoroughly and
find an excellent care provider. Make sure that
the company youve chosen has a staff that is
specially trained to care for the people with
Alzheimers because these patients need special
medical care too. Screen the credentials and
qualifications, interview the home care personnel
to have a clear idea about his/her personality.
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4. Prepare Your Home
  • Even though a hired home care support will be
    there, still the well being and safety of a loved
    one is constantly very important. You have to do
    what you can to ensure your loved one's home is
    secured yet comfortable enough for them. A couple
    of essential changes can offer assistance.
  • Secure the entrances and exits with sensor
    lights, CCTV cameras, stairs with rails, etc.
  • Make sure the kitchen is risk free. Dangerous
    appliances and items like scissors, matches and
    knives, etc should be locked away in cupboards
    and drawers with childproof locks. Take all
    necessary precautions that are possible.
  • Place baby monitoring systems in the bedrooms and
    keep the area around the bathroom well-lit. Take
    away dangerous items like razors and medicines
    from the bathrooms.
  • Apart from these precautions, make sure youve a
    separate room for the home care assistance that
    you are going to hire and go through all these
    preparations with them once they arrive.

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5. Be in Touch with the Homecare Professional
Although the home care professional is there, it
is essential for you and other family members to
be in touch with him/her. Leaving your loved ones
alone, especially the one with AD is not fair.
Your loved one needs your constant love and care.
Make sure, the home care helper can contact you
or anyone else quickly, in case of emergency or
if they need something.
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Thank You For Watching.
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