Category Archives: Resources: Whatcom County

Help at home for dementia patients

Elder CareOften when families receive news that an elderly parent or grandparent has Alzheimer’s, one of their first concerns is about where their loved one should live.

Many ponder moving the Alzheimer’s patient to a nursing home or assisted living facility but they worry about how that drastic change may impact their loved one who may already be frail.

Not everyone with Alzheimer’s needs to relocate. When given a choice, elders prefer to live in the comfort of their own home so they can live life at their own pace and on their own schedule, surrounded by the things and people they love.

The good news is that with proper support, care and supervision, people with memory loss illnesses can do just that thanks to home health agencies like Home Attendant Care. They have trained caregivers who are available for everything from occasional check-ins to 24-hour live-in care.

Licensed caregivers help dementia patients with medication monitoring, personal care tasks, safety checks, light housekeeping, cooking, errands, and more.

Aside from that type of daily living assistance, professional caregivers also provide valuable companionship for senior citizens who may be living alone with dementia.

Caregiving for a family member with Alzheimer’s can be rewarding, but it can also be mentally and physically exhausting. If a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or if you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and need respite for a few hours, or if 24-hour live-in care is needed, contact Home Attendant Care. We are available as a resource for you!

Our services cover Whatcom, Island, Skagit, San Juan and Snohomish Counties. We work hard every day to help seniors with dementia safely remain in their own home throughout the aging process.

The benefits of 12-hour eldercare services

Home Attendant Care 12-hour careWhen seniors and their adult children begin to consider long term care, they often think their only choices are to move to an assisted living facility or to move into a family member’s home.

Some older adults, though, also have an option to age-in-place with personalized care at home. For those seniors, 12-hour companion and caregiver services provided in their own home can be a perfect alternative.

Eldercare services at home help seniors live independently by assisting with daily errands, getting ready for bed at night, or simply offering companionship to prevent elder loneliness – professional caregivers can provide the long term care seniors need.

“Our caregiver arrives each evening to help with personal care at bedtime, offers assistance as needed throughout the night, and then helps with dressing and breakfast in the morning.  They also help my wife monitor and track her diabetes. This service is valuable because it allows me to get a good night sleep so I am refreshed and ready to spend time with my wife, and provide care to her during the day.”  John, Spouse of Home Attendant Care Client

At-home caregivers take care of tasks that become difficult for seniors to do as they age. 12 hour shifts during daylight hours are great for seniors who need help with transportation to doctor’s appointments, cooking, exercise monitoring, and even light housekeeping.

12 hour shifts at night can be beneficial for those who need assistance with bathing, medication management and safely getting in and out of bed.

Family, friends and neighbors may not always be available to help seniors age in place. When long term care assistance is needed at home, consider hiring professional caregivers to help with the daily living tasks that allow seniors to maintain the life they’ve grown accustomed to…in their own home.

Home Attendant Care provides long term care services to elders in Whatcom County, Skagit, Island, San Juan, & North Snohomish Counties. Contact us to learn how we can help your elderly parent or loved successfully age in place.