When you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s, your top priority is to keep them safe and help them feel loved. We believe there is no better place to do this than right in the comfort of their own home. That’s why we provide patient-centered Alzheimer’s home care services for loved ones after their diagnosis.
Home care provides continuity and a connection to the people, places, and things that matter most. This consistency can slow the progression of the disease and provide an increased sense of comfort, dignity, and well-being.
With in-home care, your loved one will have:
Routine and stability help slow the progression of Alzheimer's and keep loved ones at ease.
Connection is reassuring and meets our human need for belonging. With home care, loved ones never need to feel alone.
Home care ensures dignity by maintaining established personal care and lifestyle routines.
Through companionship and support, home care provides safety and an assurance that your loved one is free from harm.
Our compassionate caregivers are trained in caring for loved ones who have had a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. They receive StillMe Alzheimers’s coaching and training through the Care Academy and Teepa Snow.
We also have both Certified Dementia Specialists and Certified Dementia Practitioners on staff. Both certifications require intense study and a passing score on a rigorous examination.
Our trained caregivers:
We also maintain consistency with caregivers, so each client and caregiver develops a personal relationship built on trust and familiarity.
We know each family’s situation is unique, and we make it our mission to meet you and your loved one where you are. Our services are customizable and flexible. Choose from hourly, live-in, and 24-hour care with as much or as little support as you need.
Some common services include:
We can also instruct your family on the most dignified and ergonomically correct ways of caring for your loved one when helping them dress, bathe, toilet, and more.
If your loved one has recently been given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, it’s normal to be worried about what comes next. But learning about and understanding how the disease works helps many families feel prepared and better able to make decisions about care.
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of Dementia, affecting a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. The majority of Alzeheimer’s diagnoses are given to people over 65 years of age. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, and symptoms generally worsen over a period of years. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, so treatment focuses on supporting a patient’s cognitive and functional abilities while keeping them safe and comfortable.
Home care provided by specialty trained caregivers is especially effective in supporting people after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Being trained in Alzheimer’s-specific disease allows our caregivers to support cognitive functioning while reducing negative behaviors and outbursts through behavioral therapy techniques. This support can reduce the need for psychoactive medication while still minimizing agitation that can come from memory impairment diseases.
However, it’s important to note that late-stage Alzheimer’s might cause patients to exhibit extreme behaviors, which means sometimes a loved one might be more comfortable in a memory care facility as their disease progresses. But early-stage home care can slow that progression, so loved ones have many more safe and happy years in the comfort of their own home.
At North River Home Care, we have seen firsthand the positive outcomes that dedicated home care can bring. Those outcomes drive us to provide top-notch care for your family at affordable rates. Whether your loved one needs long-term care, around-the-clock care, or just occasional companionship, we’re here to help!
When choosing an in-home caregiver for a loved one, we know that dependability and trust are of the utmost importance. At North River Home Care, caring for others isn’t just our profession. It’s our passion, and we pride ourselves on maintaining extremely high standards for hiring our caregivers.
We want to understand all of our client’s needs, so we conduct a personalized intake. At that time, we go over the recommended services and provide an estimated rate quote.
We’ll take careful notes about the client’s preferred diet, medication reminders, bedtime, other medical or therapeutic needs, favorite activities, and more. This forms the basis of the personalized care plan.
Patients who require basic home care can typically begin service sooner than those who have more acute Alzheimer’s or hospice needs because that may require more collaborative work between caregiving entities.
Locally, Massachusetts ranks as one of the more expensive states for in-home senior care, with home care costs averaging $27 / hour.
There are really two costs you are weighing when determining the cost of assisted living vs. in-home care options.
Paying for personal, one-on-one assistance is often more affordable than moving into an assisted living or nursing home facility.
The needs of the client and their family are ultimately what determine whether home care makes more sense than nursing home care – or not.
The needs of the senior will dictate whether a Personal Care Aide (PCA) or a Home Healthcare Professional will provide the right type of care.