Sep 6, 2018 by Marc Jeffries
Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ, dementia in-home care services is dedicated to preserving the happiness and independence of seniors living in their own homes for as long as safely possible.
Seniors with dementia who are still living at home may require extra assistance to ensure their safety. In addition to staying safe, seniors with dementia may also appreciate spending time with a caregiver while doing activities that they enjoy and that can stimulate their mental or physical health.
Comfort Keepers caregivers are trained in dementia care and are also trained to implement Comfort Keepers' unique Interactive Caregiving(TM) system. With Interactive Caregiving, the Comfort Keepers caregiver care will get to know your loved one on a personal level, learning about likes, dislikes and even past events in the senior's life. While developing a relationship with your loved one, the caregiver will follow a personalized care plan that includes activities that may help your loved one simulate mental or physical activities that have been shown to create more lucid thoughts. Your loved one and a Comfort Keepers caregiver can listen to music together from his/her favorite era, read an old favorite book or even do memory exercises like looking through family photos or discussing current events.
If your loved one doesn't feel like talking, another great form of expression that could be helpful especially in times where words are tough to find is painting or drawing. Both could be fun activities while allowing your loved one to express how he or she is feeling.
Another important part of dementia care is nutrition. It's always important to make sure to eat a healthy and balanced diet, and for seniors with dementia that's doubly so. When a senior is no longer able to drive the Comfort Keeper® caregiver can go to the grocery store, stock the seniors' cabinets and refrigerator with a balanced diet and also help prepare nutritional meals.
For more information on dementia care services, or to learn the many ways Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ, can help your senior loved one, please contact us at (908) 806-2220 or Toll Free at (877) 806-2220. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.