Providing Alzheimer's and Dementia Care for Our Neighbors in Milwaukee, WI
At Comfort Keepers of Milwaukee, WI, our mission is a simple one. To provide our neighbors with a full complement of Alzheimer's and dementia home care services. We believe that by doing so, we are doing our part to help those living with this debilitating mental disorder continue living in their own home or with family.
- In a recent report issued by the Alzheimer's Association, it was noted that today there are more than 5.8 million Americans being affected by Alzheimer's disease.
- In another report issued by the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's disease has become the 6th leading cause of death.
- During the years 2000 through 2017, the number of deaths attributed to heart attacks dropped by 9%. During this same time period, the number of deaths attributed to Alzheimer's and dementia rose by a staggering 145%.
Here in the U.S., one person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 65 seconds and around the world, this number increases to one person every 33 seconds. Despite the $1.1 trillion spent on Alzheimer's disease worldwide, we are no closer to understanding its cause. To make matters even more challenging, we have yet to come up with a cure. In many cases, it falls to family members to provide dementia home care services for their loved one, despite the lack of education and training.
When You Feel as if There Is Too Much Day and Not Enough Hours
Most of us lead very busy lives, what with kids, a career and our own households to take care of. Trying to find time to provide Alzheimer's and dementia home care services for a loved one can leave you wondering how you can add more hours to the day. Before you find yourself reaching the end of your rope, contact us here at Comfort Keepers and talk to us about having one of our highly educated and specially trained caregivers come to your home or that of your loved one.
Alzheimer's Disease Doesn't Mean Your Loved One Can't Live at Home
There is an all too pervasive myth that says those with Alzheimer's can't continue living at home. The reality is quite the opposite as with the right Alzheimer's and dementia care, there is no reason your loved one can't continue to enjoy the safety and warmth that comes with living at home with family. Staying home helps your loved one to continue their daily routine, it also helps to minimize their anxiety and confusion.
How Our Dementia Home Care Services Can Help
When you contact Comfort Keepers, we can provide your loved one with a skilled caregiver who specializes in providing Alzheimer's and dementia home care. Our caregivers are prepared to offer a wide range of services, including:
- Providing your loved one with a range of mental exercises that help to create a routine and stimulate their minds. They also use things like playing board games for both fun and mental stimulation.
- Noting any changes in your loved one's behavior in a daily log. By noting how the disease is progressing and providing this information to their medical team, it makes it possible for them to adjust their care plan accordingly.
- Providing your loved one with transportation to their doctor's appointments and run errands.
- Assisting your loved one with a range of both personal care (bathing, grooming, toileting, etc.) and homemaking services (light house cleaning, laundry, meal prep, etc.). Our caregivers work to keep your loved one's home clean, livable, and safe.
- To help family caregivers get a little break from the stress of providing daily Alzheimer's and dementia home care, our caregivers offer respite care. You can use the time to rest or catch up on things you have let go by the wayside.
- We can also provide you with tons of education and training to help make your role as a family caregiver a little easier.
When you have an elderly loved one who lives with Alzheimer's disease and the dementia that comes with it, we invite you to contact Comfort Keepers of Milwaukee at (414) 207-6894. We can schedule a free in-home consultation with one of our senior advisors to discuss your loved one's needs and create a dementia home care plan that meets their needs today and can be adjusted as their condition progresses.
Personal Caregivers Keep Senior Minds Active and Alert
Virginia was born and raised in Marinette, WI. She patiently waited for her fiancé to come home from the Army before getting married and moving to the East side of Milwaukee.
As the years went by and after her husband passed away, Virginia moved to Wauwatosa. Her son Dan decided his aging mom needed some companionship and assistance as her memory was changing. At 93, Virginia was “quite put together” and one would never guess her age.
She needed help with household chores, planning meals and transportation to the grocery store and to her hairdresser.
In asking Virginia what her favorite thing was about her caregivers, she was quick to say talking was the best part of each visit. She said the caregivers helped her do little things around the house and made helpful suggestions so her daily living needs were addressed.
The easy relationship between Virginia and her caregiver Sue was evident right away. Sue has been with Comfort Keepers for 12 years and is a decorated member of our caregiver team.
She worked with Virginia until her family decided it was time for her to move in with her daughter. Comfort Keepers thanks the family for allowing us to make life easier and brighten Virginia’s day. Thanks, Virginia!
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