Private Duty Aide helping a senior woman with dementia get dressed in her bedroom.
April 20, 2021

Dementia Care: The Benefits of Hiring a Private Duty Aide

During the early stages of dementia, patients can generally remain in the comfort of their own homes. As their diagnosis progresses, limitations may increase, causing stress on your loved ones. As you and your family take turns caring for your senior family member, there may come a time where the family becomes overwhelmed, and help is needed to assist with the challenges that arise in late-stage dementia patients.

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other diseases that come with memory difficulties, private duty aides might be the resource that you need. They can help take some of the weight off your shoulders, providing your loved one with the assistance they need to remain comfortably in their homes. Due to an increase in awareness of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, in-home senior caregivers are provided with the training and experience needed to help both seniors and their families.

24/7 Senior Home Care Service

Private duty aides provide quality senior care services as they assist with everyday tasks and become reliable companions. Although they are highly trained, they do not have medical training, so they can’t provide their clients with medical care. They can, however, help with personal care (bathing, getting dressed, brushing teeth, and medication reminders), homemaking (cooking and serving nutritious meals), light housekeeping (dusting and vacuuming), and transportation around the clock.

When it comes to the aging population, being able to stay at home, in a comfortable and familiar place is key. This helps provide security and peace of mind for individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other memory difficulties. Choosing a private duty aide to assist with your loved one supports those families that believe the home is where their loved will be most comfortable.  Private duty aides can also help provide the routine these individuals need to reduce anxiety and confusion.

In-Home Dementia & Parkinson’s Care

Care plans can be customized based on the needs of your loved ones and changed as their symptoms change. This is very beneficial with patients dealing with dementia. If you are looking for a private duty aide to assist your family, you’ll be able to take advantage of many benefits including:

Diet: Seniors, especially those dealing with dementia, have difficulty sticking to well-balanced meals. Eating well and staying hydrated is important as this can determine an individual’s overall health. Private duty aides can assist with serving nutritious meals and giving hydration reminders.

Medication: It’s important for seniors to stay consistent with their medication. Having a memory problem may hinder the ability to stay on track. Private duty aides can assist with medicine reminders to ensure seniors are taking their medicine on-time and taking the right dose.

Daily Living: Private duty aides can assist with all activities of daily living, and document their support in care logs (that Long Term Care Insurance companies require for reimbursement).

Respite from Caregiving: Private duty aides provide the support and companionship your loved one needs, while giving you the respite necessary for you to be your best.

Freedom/Independence: In-home senior care allows individuals to live more independently as their disease progresses.

Contact Our In-Home Senior Caregivers

At Home Care Connectors, serving the Darien, Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, and Fairfield County CT areas, our private duty aides are ready to help you care for your loved ones suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other memory difficulties. If you are interested in finding services for your loved one, please contact us today.