Dementia Home Care

The word Amana means “faithfulness, loyalty, constancy, devotion, integrity, trust.” It also means “support, confirmation; a guardian.” At AmanaCare, our goal is to confirm the inherent value of our clients and to support them through their unique circumstances. By providing constant, reliable care tailored to each person, we seek to be the guardian that they and their loved ones can trust. Every person is a unique gift from God, and therefore care is not one-size-fits-all. We craft our care plans to assist with your specific needs, the way you want them done. We set your care plan according to family needs and help you remain an active member of your family and community.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia presents unique challenges for families. As cognition and abilities decline, extra assistance ensuring safety and quality of life is often needed. 

AmanaCare In-Home Assistance provides customized plans to meet the changing needs of those with memory loss while also supporting the primary family caregivers.

Dementia Home Care Services Include:

Benefits of In-Home Dementia Care

Being a family caregiver often leads to emotional and physical fatigue. Having supplemental support from AmanaCare In-Home Assistance can help in the following ways:

  • Caregivers provide oversight when family members need a short-term respite break.
  • Caregivers promote engagement through activity and conversation.
  • Caregivers support mealtime, bathing/dressing and medication routines.
  • Caregivers provide safety for clients who wander,  to redirect to safe areas.
  • Caregivers communicate when new symptoms or behaviors are observed.

We ensure our caregivers are highly skilled and compassionate while giving attention to our clients. With them, you can be sure your loved ones are always safe and have the highest level of care. 

Providing Dementia Home Care in Lincoln, Kearney, Grand Island, North Platte, Hastings, Omaha, Columbus, Broken Bow, Scottsbluff, Norfolk, and surrounding areas.

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Understanding Dementia Symptoms and Progression

Dementia refers to severe memory loss and loss of cognitive ability that disrupt daily functions. 

While Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of cases, other types include vascular, Lewy body and frontotemporal dementia. 

Regardless of the cause, common symptoms involving complex changes in memory, verbal skills, perception, mood and physical health emerge over time. 

Unique behaviors also arise like wandering or sundowning aggression later in the day. As the disease progresses, care needs increase gradually or in sudden shifts following events like infections or new medications.

At AmanaCare, our goal is to confirm the inherent value of our clients and to support them through their unique circumstances. By providing constant and reliable care tailored to each person.

Dementia Home Care | Lincoln | AmanaCare In-Home Assistance

Dementia Progression and Adjusting Care

Our staff pays close attention to physical and cognitive changes that show a need for different care approaches. Triggers include:

  • Increase in memory loss affecting self-care skills, safety awareness, or behavior and mood
  • Loss of motivation impacting bathing, eating, medication compliance
  • Emerging unsafe wandering tendencies and sundowning behaviors
  • Decline in verbal communication and reasoning abilities
  • New difficulty walking, frequent falling or reduced mobility

Our regular communication allows for proactive care. We also provide guidance on home safety modifications, nutrition options and more. 

We start a client relationship by providing a free consultation where together we can explore your individual needs and offer the most helpful and appropriate care plan.

AmanaCare Services for Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Our home companion and personal care services focus specifically on the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 

We build fully customized plans that evolve along with cognition and ability changes.

Dementia Care Services Include:

  • Safety and Companionship: Our caregivers provide reassuring company through conversation, music, puzzles, games and reminiscence. For those who tend to wander unsafely, we redirect to more suitable areas.
  • Personal Care: Assistance with bathing, hygiene, medication reminders and mobility/transfers boosts independence.
  • Meals and Nutrition: We can prepare healthy, balanced meals or provide stand-by assistance when safety is a concern.
  • Respite for Family Caregivers: Our regular visits give family members a much-needed break for self-care.
  • Light Housework: Laundry, changing bed linens and tidying up the living environment is included.
  • Appointment Transportation: We can provide transportation help for medical visits and errands.
  • Safety Solutions: From home modifications to medical alert installation, we have resources to boost safety.

Our fully bonded and insured agency handles all screening, hiring and training to ensure the most compassionate, responsible care in clients’ familiar home environment. 

We know each phase of dementia brings new difficulties, so our care adjusts seamlessly through our reliable communication and documentation. Support groups and community connections give family members and clients needed resources too.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dementia Home Care

How do you determine it’s time for dementia home care assistance?

It’s smart to initiate support early while cognition is more intact to allow gradual adjustment to caregivers in the home setting. Warning signs include repeating questions, getting lost in familiar places, neglecting personal care, unsafe stove use or gradual mood/behavior changes.

Each person’s progression follows unique patterns making exact predictions impossible. But with proper care adjustments, assistance devices and home modifications, we routinely see clients comfortably remain home for years before considering memory care communities or nursing facilities.

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