Many people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia worry about their loved one wandering. Caregivers fear that their loved ones may become lost and unable to find their own way home. This fear sometimes leads caregivers to believe that a move to a nursing home or other residential care facility is the only option. However, many people with Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnoses deal with their diagnosis more effectively in their own homes. This article from ElderCare Link discusses home care options for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers.
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you don’t have to do it alone. St. Francis Healthcare System offers many options for in-home care that can help you ensure your loved one’s safety and comfort. Our Call Center professionals can help you access the services you need to support you and your family in caring for your loved one. Call us at (808) 547-6500. We understand, and we want to help.