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Choosing a Caregiver for Patient with Dementia

Choosing a Caregiver for Patient with Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be trying. As the disease progresses, your loved one may have a harder time remembering things and may suffer from anxiety or paranoia. There are things you can do to cope during this difficult time, but you shouldn’t have to do it alone. Opting for in-home care in Fullerton is an excellent way to provide your loved one with the care they need without having to provide it yourself. From helping with daily tasks to dosing medication, an in-home caregiver will help take care of your loved one while still allowing them to maintain as much independence as possible. While senior in-home care is ideal for many patients dealing with dementia, finding the right care provider is just as important as the care being provided.

Senior care 2Experience

There are many in-home care providers and companies available in the Fullerton area. However, it’s not enough to find someone who has worked with seniors in the past. Instead, you need to focus your efforts on finding a professional caregiver who has experience in treating patients with dementia. Dementia patients require a certain degree of care and understanding that only a select number of caregivers posses. When looking for a provider, verify the background, experience, and any certifications that prospective candidates have. Ask specific questions regarding their interactions with dementia patients in the past to gain a better understanding of how qualified they are for the position.

Flexibility

Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for dementia. While there are treatments that can slow the signs and symptoms of the disease, patients require specific care and attention. During the beginning stages of dementia, around the clock supervision and monitoring may not be required. In the later stages, 24-hour supervision may be necessary. Due to the high demands of a dementia patient, a caregiver must be flexible with their schedules. The caregiver that you choose to look after your loved one needs to understand the challenges that accompany a dementia patient, and have the flexibility to meet those demands.

Patience and Kindness

You’re choosing to enlist the help of an in-home caregiver because you deeply care about your family member suffering from dementia. You recognize that you’re may be unable to meet all of their needs, but still want the best for them. While your loved one’s caretaker may not be a family member, they should still treat your loved one with care and respect. Dementia patients often experience mood changes. They may feel listless one moment and depressed the next. In some cases, they may be extremely irritable or anxious. These emotions can be difficult for caregivers to cope with. Not only should your chosen caregiver have experience in dealing with dementia patients, they should do so with patience and kindness as well. Dementia patients require a great deal of understanding from their caregivers in order to remain healthy.

Senior care 3Reliability

The more consistency there is in the life of a dementia patient, the better. Routine is extremely important, as it can help those suffering from this devastating disease to remain independent and maintain control over their lives. A caretaker who consistently shows up for their scheduled shifts will not only improve the overall mood of their patient, but they could improve the symptoms of their dementia. It’s important that the caregiver you hire is aware of the importance of this. This ensures that your loved one has the necessary consistency from their in-home professional to continue to thrive.

With the help of 24Hr Homecare, finding the right specialist to handle your home care in Fullerton doesn’t have to be difficult. Our highly trained caregivers are equipped to handle the elderly and those dealing with devastating diseases, like dementia. Reliable, honest, and experienced, we have heavily screened each member of our team so you don’t have to. You can hand-pick a caregiver that best suits your needs from our line-up of qualified caretakers. Rest assured that no matter who you pick, they’ll be the right fit for your family.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

The Most Trusted Caregivers

The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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