Dementia Home Care

Better Care Home Health Services is a family-owned agency dedicated to providing excellent and comprehensive home health care to individuals and families of Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks counties. We are honored that God has blessed us with the opportunity to positively impact and change people’s lives. It is our mission to ensure that we provide the very best of care to our clients.

We offer an exceptional combination of home care and community-based social services. Our goal is to help your loved ones to continue to live safely and confidently in a familiar place they call home. Better Care provides care through caregivers who are trained and/or certified. We offer long-term, short-term, and live-in care.

Watching a parent or spouse slowly decline from dementia is heartbreaking. Simple tasks become frustratingly difficult. Familiar places suddenly feel foreign. Memory loss strains communication. Caring for them alone quickly becomes overwhelming.

At Better Care Home Health Services, we understand the complexities of dementia and how to compassionately support your loved one every step of the way. Our specialized dementia care provides assistance that preserves joy and dignity while ensuring safety.

Care That Adapts Alongside Your Loved One

Dementia is a progressive disease, which means abilities and needs change over time. Our care plans adapt right alongside your loved one’s evolving abilities so they receive the right support for where they’re at.

In early stages, we develop cognitive enrichment programs to keep the mind sharp. Activities like puzzles, crafts, and table games promote concentration. We establish simple routines to provide a sense of comfort and familiarity from day to day.

As cognition declines, we incorporate reminder tools like pictures, notes, or verbal cues to guide daily tasks. Utilizing memory care strategies helps your loved one successfully navigate their environment and routines. Safety measures like door alarms get implemented.

In later stages, we provide hands-on care with dressing, bathing, and eating. Our reassuring presence combats feelings of confusion. Engaging the senses through music, aromatherapy, and massage promotes relaxation. We continue modifying the home environment to prevent falls or injury.

At every point along the journey, Better Care’s specialized assistance adapts to changing needs. Our care plans evolve so your loved one feels empowered and uplifted.

Providing Memory Care at Home

We understand the importance of memory care tailored to your loved one’s changing abilities. Our specialized techniques help them successfully navigate daily living.

We post pictorial reminders to guide self-care routines like bathing and dressing. During meals, we place out visual placemats as a reference. For better sleep, we establish soothing nighttime rituals.

We also modify the home environment to support memory. Improved lighting reduces confusion and clutter is cleared away. Familiar objects and photographs offer a sense of orientation. Calendars and clocks keep your loved one grounded in the day and time.

Our caregivers act as memory aids through frequent gentle reminders, redirection, and reassurance. We patiently reorient your loved one as needed, providing a sense of security.

With Better Care’s memory care strategies, your loved one enjoys greater confidence and independence handling daily tasks. Our support allows them to feel empowered.

Better Care Home Health Services offers an exceptional combination of home care and community-based social services. Our goal is to help your loved ones to continue to live safely and confidently in a familiar place they call home.

Providing Dementia Home Care in Philadelphia, Germantown, Glenside, Elkins Park, Bryn Mawr, Roxborough, Wyncote, Broomall, Upper Darby, Yeadon, Lansdowne, Narberth, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne, Fairmount, Ardmore, and Chestnut Hill. We service all of Delaware, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties.

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Enriching Days with Engaging Activities

We recognize meaningful activities are vital for your loved one’s well-being. Our dementia care incorporates engaging programming to nurture the mind, body, and spirit.

Cognitive activities promote mental stimulation and feelings of purpose. We engage your loved one’s interests with interactive games, trivia, puzzles, music and art therapy. Reminiscence therapy invites them to share cherished memories, sparking rich conversation.

Physical activities include stretching, light exercise, and outdoor movement when possible. This maintains mobility and energy levels. For those with limited mobility, we provide a range of motion therapy.

Creative activities like crafts, baking, gardening, or woodworking keep hands active and boost a sense of accomplishment. Spiritual activities such as prayer, meditation, or reading scripture can bring comfort and connection.

At Better Care, we intersperse these stimulating activities between periods of rest to maintain energy and engagement. Our personalized programming enriches each day with joy.

Better Care Home Health Services is a family-owned agency dedicated to providing excellent and comprehensive home health care to individuals and families.

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Supporting Emotional Needs

A dementia diagnosis impacts not just cognition – but also emotional well-being. Confusion, anxiety, sadness and frustration are common. Our caregivers provide supportive counseling and companionship.

We engage your loved one in joyful activities that provide meaning and accomplishment. Outings, games, and time outdoors improve mood and energy. Through music, art, touch therapy, and pet visits we awaken the senses to invite relaxation.

Most importantly, we listen. We lend an empathetic ear when your loved one needs to share fears or grief. We offer validation when memories become muddled. With patience and compassion, we strive to uplift spirits each day.

At Better Care, our specialized dementia care incorporates emotional support to nurture your loved one’s inner light. Our presence reminds them they are never alone.

Discover Specialized Dementia Care

If your loved one faces dementia’s daily challenges, contact Better Care Home Health Services today. Our compassionate team provides specialized assistance to enrich days with meaning and uplift spirits.

We empower your loved one to thrive safely at home while surrounding family with education and support. Contact us today to learn more about our dementia care services. We look forward to helping create moments of joy on this journey.

Supporting Different Types of Dementia

At Better Care, we understand there are different types of dementia requiring specialized care. Our experienced team receives ongoing training to provide tailored support for various types.

For Alzheimer’s disease, we incorporate routines and structure to provide orientation and focus on simplifying tasks step-by-step. To manage sundowning, we provide extra cues and reassurance in the evenings.

With vascular dementia, we monitor diet and exercise to optimize heart health. We assist with financial matters and provide transportation for appointments and errands.

For Lewy body dementia, we create calendars and task lists to structure time. We work to minimize medications that worsen cognition and incorporate sleep hygiene measures.

In all types of dementia, we prioritize safety through home modifications, supervision, and reassuring support. Our specialized care plans cater to the unique needs of each type of dementia your loved one faces.

Caring for the Caregiver Too

We know caring for a loved one with dementia also impacts your emotional health. The demands can become overwhelming without adequate support. That’s why our team provides education, resources, and respite care for family caregivers too.

We help arrange caregiving assistance from friends and relatives to provide breaks. Our check-in calls allow you to share feelings openly. We connect you with dementia caregiver support groups to avoid isolation.

Caring for someone with dementia often means grieving a “long goodbye.” We provide a listening ear during the painful moments along the journey. Most importantly, we empower you to practice self-care – so you can cherish time with your loved one.

You don’t have to walk this path alone. At Better Care, we support the whole family impacted by dementia through education, respite resources, and compassion.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dementia Home Care

Compared to other types of care, dementia home care services offer personalized support and comfort in the familiar surroundings of your own home. This allows for a sense of freedom and independence while ensuring specialized care and assistance.

To provide dementia home care, caregivers should have specific qualifications and certifications. These requirements ensure that they possess the necessary skills and knowledge to support individuals with dementia.

When it comes to addressing the emotional and social needs of individuals with dementia, it’s crucial to provide a caring and supportive environment. This includes offering companionship, engaging in stimulating activities, and promoting a sense of belonging and connection.

Yes, there is financial assistance available for dementia home care services. It can help ease the burden of the costs and provide you with the support you need to ensure your loved one receives the care they deserve.

As a family member or caregiver of someone receiving dementia home care services, you have access to various support resources. These resources can help you navigate the challenges and provide the assistance you need.

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