When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it affects the entire family. Due to the challenging behaviors that can often present with Alzheimer’s disease, many families are forced to take activities away and even remove their loved ones from the home prematurely and place them in a community setting because of the challenges the disease presents.

At Family SmartCare, we understand that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis instantly changes your loved one’s world as well as yours. That’s why we partner with the Alzheimer’s Association in order to help families provide better care.

Dementia Tools and Education for Family Caregivers

Resources from Family SmartCare and the Alzheimer’s Association provide personalized in-home programming and structure for people with dementia. Our system of care empowers families and professional caregivers with the necessary tools and education to enable people with dementia to continue to age in place in the comfort and familiarity of home.

Creating Meaningful Days and Enabling Independence

The goal with Family SmartCare’s specialized dementia care services is to enable independence in the home and create a meaningful day for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Our approach allows caregivers to:

  • Create dynamic, customized daily schedules that adjust to a loved one’s needs and abilities during the progression of the disease
  • Assess their loved one’s quality of life through regular feedback and oversight
  • Help determine root causes of problematic behaviors and offer multiple solutions
  • And much more

Caregivers from Family SmartCare are Specially Trained in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Our caregivers are thoughtfully trained in Alzheimer’s care and learn the unique approach required to gently encourage someone with Alzheimer’s, using patience, activities, diversion and some shared laughter. Our caregivers are also trained in managing Alzheimer’s-related behaviors such as:

  • Aggression
  • Frustration
  • Wandering
  • Depression
  • Sundowning (trouble sleeping/wandering during nighttime hours)
  • Inappropriate behavior

Partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, our team provides education to our local community.

This education and training allows our clients to remain safe at home with skilled, compassionate caregivers. Our team provides information on the following dementia topics:

Know the Signs: Top 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

Healthy Living: The Brain Body Connection

Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

Effective Communication Strategies

Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits and Financial Planning Living with Alzheimer’s

In-Home Dementia Care from Family SmartCare: Safety, Independence and the Comfort of Familiarity

In-home care allows loved ones with Alzheimer’s to receive the daily care they need while allowing them to remain in the place where they feel most comforted and safe – home. A dedicated Alzheimer’s caregiver from Family SmartCare can help loved ones remain active, engaged, and comfortable throughout this new life phase.