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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.

Hiring a professional caregiver as a travel companion

Home Attendant CareParticipating in social events is important to the emotional health and well-being of elders. While keeping seniors active and engaged with friends and family helps maintain important relationships sometimes it can become challenging for seniors to travel to family events across town, out of state or internationally.

At Home Attendant Care, we help Northwest Washington elders and their families preserve valuable connections between all generations. Our trained and fully-insured caregivers are available to provide transportation to and from events and take care of any personal care needs that arise along the way.

Escorted outings can be as long or short as needed, from an afternoon birthday party or BBQ to weekend vacations or even family or school reunions in another state…our team is prepared for whatever the needs may be.

Home Attendant Care caregivers have served as vacation companions so seniors are able to travel locally and internationally.  We have helped senior citizens fulfill “Bucket List” wishes and life-long dreams by traveling to places they never thought they would visit.

We’ve accompanied people to Mexico, Hawaii, Denmark, and many other places around the United States and the world! Our caregivers in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan and North Snohomish counties also take seniors on shopping trips, social visits and other fun outings around our region.

Hiring a travel companion can ease the stress of travel for seniors and their family members – travel companions/caregivers help with packing and planning, navigation of transportation hubs, dietary and personal care needs, and much more. Professional travel companions offer private, personal care while being respectful to the requests of clients – and they provide peace of mind for senior’s family members.

We take pride in what we do. Eldercare is an essential piece of society today, and we love helping seniors stay connected with those they love. Contact Home Attendant Care today to learn more about our travel companions and how hiring a professional caregiver helps people get out and about in Northwest Washington and beyond.