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Dementia Care

Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ provides specialized dementia care to help your loved one at home and provide you and your family with peace of mind.

If you have a loved with dementia, you understand the challenges of this disease. Many people suffering from dementia prefer to live at home for treatment and care. However, this can leave a family feeling overwhelming at times. Fortunately, you do not have to take on this responsibility alone - Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ offers professional dementia care from our highly skilled caregivers. At Comfort Keepers®, we understand the struggles families face when caring for a senior with dementia, and we are here to help.

 

Comfort Keepers® provides in-home dementia care for patients with dementia. This specialty care is provided by caregivers who have taken specific training to better comprehend dementia. These compassionate and professional caregivers are trained in the latest approaches to help patients with the challenges of cognitive difficulties.

 

Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities. Dementia is characterized by a steady decline in one’s mental abilities—typically related to old age. Memory loss is the most common sign of dementia, but there are other indications or warning signs. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the more common indicators of dementia include:

  • Difficulty communicating or finding the right words.

  • Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving.

  • Difficulty with communication or speaking.

  • Difficulty with planning and organizing.

  • Difficulty with coordination and motor functions.

  • Confusion and disorientation

 

Over time, as the dementia progresses, someone with the disorder will need more and more assistance. If your loved one is living with dementia, it can be emotionally draining to watch their decline on a daily basis. Our dementia care services can help take some responsibility and stress away from you.

 

How Comfort Keepers® Can Help?

We provide dementia care to help give you some relief and to help your loved one retain their comfort and dignity as long as possible. Our caregivers are trained to handle the specific needs of those with dementia. Every member of our staff has been coached on how to identify the behavioral cues of our dementia clients and has received extensive training on how to address those behaviors. Our training classes and workshops are held throughout the year and evolve as new treatment options become available. They are patient, empathetic, and experienced. They are also trained to implement Comfort Keepers' unique Interactive Caregiving™ system. With Interactive Caregiving, our caregivers will get to know your loved one on a personal level, learning about likes, dislikes and even past events in their life. The goal is to engage your loved one. We want seniors with dementia to keep their dignity and independence for as long as possible. We’ll treat your loved one like any other human being, offering assistance only when needed. We focus on working with their remaining abilities, rather than emphasizing the skills they’ve lost. In addition, our specially trained caregivers will:

  • Help maintain a safe environment for your loved one at all times.

  • Engage your loved one in activities that can stimulate the senses, such as listening to music from a favorite era or baking cookies or looking at family photos.

  • Encourage your loved one to socializing and interact with family and  friends.

  • Provide companionship, light housekeeping, laundry, meal planning and preparation, and exercise reminders.

  • Provide medication reminders, bathing assistance, grooming, feeding and mobility assistance.

  • Provide support for your loved one and your family through the changing behaviors often with dementia.

 

Comfort Keepers® of Flemington is accredited by the National Institute for Home Care Accreditation (NIHCA). The National Institute for Home Care Accreditation is an essential tool to finding a safe, reliable, quality home care provider. Because, NIHCA accredited home care providers have met stringent standards of care designed with consumer protection as a central purpose.

 

When your loved one begins their journey with Comfort Keepers®, our team of professionals will consult with you and other family members to make sure that the proposed plan is indeed the best one for your loved one. We personalize our home care services to match the specific needs of each client, scheduling in-home care services for as little as three hours a visit all the way to full-time, 24/7 around-the-clock care. We will be with you and your loved one every step of the way. Changes and modifications to this plan can be introduced anytime. You can rest assure that your loved one will always receive the care, assistance, and support that Comfort Keepers® is known for both nationally and locally.

 

For more information on the dementia care services we provide, or to learn the many ways Comfort Keepers® of Flemington, NJ can help your senior loved ones remain in the comfort of their own home, 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. We will be able to provide answers to your specific questions as well as schedule a complementary in-home visit so you can meet with a Client Care Coordinator. This visit is the first step in developing a mutual sense of trust and respect that will yield professional, compassionate home care and peace of mind not only for the actual client, but also the extended circle of family and friends. It would be an honor to show you the Comfort Keepers® way.

 

Click here to schedule a COMPLIMENTARY IN-HOME CARE CONSULTATION.

 

For more information and resources, visit the Comfort Keepers® Information Center section on Dementia Care Related Topics.

What is Dementia Care?

In general, dementia is a decline in mental ability, such as memory loss or an inability to complete familiar tasks, serious enough to interfere with a person’s daily life. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Our services help people with these symptoms by focusing on their remaining abilities and strengths, while assisting with tasks that have become difficult for the client to perform.

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