Trusted Des Moines Dementia Care for Seniors & Their Families
A diagnosis of dementia brings uncertainty. Seniors question their ability to age in place without becoming a burden to family, while family members attempt to find the best way to support their loved ones’ goals while keeping them safe, healthy, and comfortable. For many families, the preferred option is in-home dementia care. Home Care Assistance of Des Moines, IA, is a respected name in the home care industry, providing reliable professional caregiver services for seniors living with dementia. Our team works with seniors and their family members to develop personalized dementia care plans that meet the exact needs of the client. By providing one-on-one care in a familiar environment, we preserve dignity, independence, and a higher quality of life.
Dementia Care Promotes Quality of Life for Seniors
Seniors with dementia sometimes have difficulty accepting the care they need. Uncertainties about strangers, the desire to assert independence, and depression or confusion can all play a part in why this happens. Home Care Assistance in Des Moines understands these challenges. Our dementia care programs are designed to help seniors accept necessary care and make the time spent with caregivers more enjoyable. We achieve this feat by:
- Individually matching caregivers with care recipients to encourage bonding
- Offering flexible scheduling to avoid disrupting a senior’s normal schedule or routine
- Involving seniors in developing their care plans
- Treating seniors with dignity and respect
- Utilizing our Cognitive Therapeutics Method, which slows cognitive decline and helps seniors maintain their highest level of independence for longer
Flexible Care as Dementia Progresses
An important component in any effective dementia care program is offering flexible care that changes as the senior’s needs change. While many families start out needing respite care or part-time assistance, this can quickly increase to live-in or 24-hour care needs throughout the course of the illness. Putting a plan in place so changes can be made quickly if necessary benefits the senior and the family. Des Moines Home Care Assistance meets the changing needs of seniors with dementia by providing flexible care that is easy to increase or decrease at any time. Our Care Managers remain on call to assist with emergency care needs, and we never require our clients to sign a long-term contract or pay a fee for schedule changes.
At Home Care Assistance Des Moines, it is our honor to support seniors with dementia when the goal is to age in place. We also specialize in home care for aging adults with Alzheimer’s. To learn more about our memory care programs, call (515) 264-2438 and request a free, no-obligation evaluation.