May 17, 2022

Where To Get Support As A Dementia Caregiver: Incidental, Transitional and 24/7 Caregiving

Caring for an elderly loved one with dementia can be a challenging and stressful time for families. Professional caregivers tend to have a better understanding of dementia and its progression. Still, families need to educate themselves on the different stages of dementia and what resources are available. 

It’s not easy to watch your loved one experience symptoms of impaired brain function – memory loss and hindered judgment – which is why many families eventually seek additional dementia caregiver support at Home Care Connectors. At HCC, we understand that you may require different levels of care based on the various stages of dementia, and that is why we want you to know that we are here to support you and your family throughout all of those stages.

Dementia Caregiver Support Services

There are seven different stages of dementia, and the severity of symptoms can change as it progresses. If you have taken on the role of a dementia caregiver to your loved one, you know how consuming and overwhelming it can be. You have to remember that it is okay to ask for assistance but if you want to know where to get support, let’s discuss the different stages and the levels of care we offer for dementia caregiver support. 

Incidental Care 

In the early stages of dementia, your loved one may not require as much assistance, which can simplify caregiving responsibilities for some time. But for those with busy lives, even the simplest of tasks can be hard to balance with your schedule. This is where we come in and would suggest Incidental Care as a support method for a dementia caregiver. Incidental care is a care plan that works according to your needs. This no-commitment level of care allows you, the caregiver, to choose when you require support, and we will make sure that care is provided for as long as it is needed. Incidental Care also benefits the family caregiver by allowing them to comfortably recharge and socialize knowing that their loved one is in the familiar surroundings of their home with a professional caregiver ensuring support and safety. 

Transitional Care 

Transitional care is another option that can help provide dementia caregiver support to family members. Transitional Care from HCC provides next-level care as your loved ones’ dementia symptoms begin to progress. This difficult time can pose a conflict for relatives who may not feel comfortable or cannot provide the day-to-day tasks that require assistance. Transitional Care can include tasks such as housekeeping, transportation, errands, companionship, and personal care needs. When your loved ones’ dementia symptoms worsen, we have the knowledge and experience to provide care and compassion as well. Transitional Care is ideal for families who plan on having the support of a dementia caregiver on a longer-term basis. 

24/7 Home Care

Thinking of having a caregiver look after a loved one full-time is a complex thought to process, especially if your loved one is a parent or grandparent. This level of care is our most comprehensive program, with 24/7 care. As the later stages of dementia set in, your loved one may need a caregiver at all times if impairment symptoms cause safety concerns, like wandering or even attempted driving. 24/7 Home Care is an alternative to placing your relative in a nursing home facility. The caregivers at HCC can provide your loved ones with a range of services that will make them feel safe and comfortable while giving you peace of mind. Our dementia caregivers can provide personal care, homemaking, companionship, safety monitoring around the clock, so you don’t have to worry about the safety of your loved one. 

Dealing with Dementia is something that we don’t want to think about for ourselves, but unfortunately, we cannot ignore it, especially if a loved one has recently been diagnosed. We believe it is essential for families to know about dementia support for caregivers, and that begins with having different care options. Home Care Connectors is committed to providing compassionate and exceptional care to your family during this difficult time. If you have a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with dementia and want more information on any of our dementia care services, contact HCC today.