Choose the Right Kind of Live-In Dementia Care

Dementia is a complicated disorder. In fact, it is not a disorder or any specific condition. Dementia is a group of different conditions, all associated with cognitive functions. Almost all kinds of dementia are confined to loss of memory and errors in judgement. Two specific brain functions are impaired to varying degrees and the exact … [Read more…]

The Importance of Live-In Dementia Care

Live-in dementia care is almost imperative. The only scenario where you should consider an alternative is if you do not need someone to stay round the clock or if you find a more affordable option and you do not find the cost of a live-in caregiver to be reasonable. Otherwise, there is no pragmatic alternative … [Read more…]

Different Kinds of Parkinson’s Home Care

There are many symptoms of Parkinson’s including stiffness, tremors, slow movement, loss of balance, involuntary movement, coordination problems, sleep disturbances including daytime sleepiness, fatigue, restlessness, dizziness, amnesia or dementia, speech difficulty and apathy or anxiety among others. Parkinson’s home care should be truly holistic. The caregiver must understand the distinctly different symptoms and the kind … [Read more…]

Choose the Scope of Live-In Care

Live-in care is quite different from day-care and residential care, but the purpose is the same. You would want your loved one to be taken good care of when you are not around. Many people need a helping hand even when they are available. Live-in care involves the caregiver to move to your residence or … [Read more…]

The Priorities of End of Life Care

End of life care is more specific than hospice care. Hospice care is appropriate for terminally ill and chronically ill patients. Both will need certain levels of assistance but the individual’s specific needs would vary considerably. Terminally ill patients are often told how long they have and their end of life care must be planned … [Read more…]

A Checklist to Choose the Best Dementia Home Care

Dementia home care should be meticulously chosen as that can have far-reaching consequences pertaining to the health of the patient and more importantly the regulation or worsening of the symptoms. Dementia is a progressive condition and hence care should be taken to limit its deterioration. Here is a checklist to choose the best dementia home … [Read more…]

Dementia Care must be Extensively Personalised

Every type of condition led care should be personalised. This is a prerequisite. Some conditions are easier to manage for the nursing and support staff. A few medical conditions have a smaller range of symptoms and the level of assistance needed by the patients may be nominal. Some medical conditions have a vast range of … [Read more…]