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What Does Alzheimer’s Home Care Include?

Alzheimer's Home Care in Gaithersburg, MD
Alzheimer's Home Care in Gaithersburg, MD

If you have a senior parent that’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s you may be having discussions with them about aging in place. Many seniors prefer to live at home and age in place, even with Alzheimer’s. And studies show there are some benefits that seniors get from living in a familiar home if they have Alzheimer’s. If you are worried about your senior parent living safely alone at home you should consider Alzheimer’s home care.

Alzheimer’s care is a specialized type of home care designed for seniors who have Alzheimer’s. The level of care provided with Alzheimer’s is customizable to whatever your senior parent needs now, and in the future. Seniors can depend on the same caregiver that they have built a bond with as they get older.


Alzheimer’s care for seniors living at home typically includes services like:


Assessment Of Current Needs

When you first work with an Alzheimer’s caregiver they will assess where your senior parent is on the Alzheimer’s journey and what their particular needs are. From there the care agency and the provider will meet with you and your senior parent to create an individual care plan that will address those needs. As your senior parent’s needs change new assessments can be done. An Alzheimer’s care provider will work closely with you and your family to make sure that your senior parent has the support they need to continue living safely at home.

Medication Management

Alzheimer’s care providers will manage and administer medications prescribed by healthcare professionals. That way your senior parent will always get the medications they need. They won’t run the risk of forgetting to take their medication or taking too much.

Daily Living Assistance

As Alzheimer’s progresses, individuals may struggle with daily living activities. Care includes assistance with tasks such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and meal preparation. Caregivers provide support while maintaining a respectful and dignified approach to help maintain a sense of independence.

Cognitive Stimulation Games And Activities

Cognitive stimulation is essential for individuals with Alzheimer’s to help maintain cognitive abilities for as long as possible. Care plans often include activities that engage memory, problem-solving, and communication skills. These activities can range from puzzles and games to reminiscence therapy. And as long as your senior parent is able to they can help with household chores and cooking.

Emotional Support

Alzheimer’s care includes emotional support for both you and your senor parent. Learning to adjust to living with Alzheimer’s is tough for seniors and their families. An experienced caregiver who has education and training in the effects of Alzheimer’s can help you navigate the new situations that come up with a senior parent is diagnosed with Alzheimers.

Keeping Seniors Safe At Home

Creating a safe living environment is a priority in Alzheimer’s care. Caregivers will make sure that seniors have a safe and comfortable living environment. They also can prevent seniors from wandering or hurting themselves at home.

Respite Care For Family Members

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be demanding, both physically and emotionally. Respite care is an integral part of Alzheimer’s home care, providing caregivers with temporary relief to rest and recharge. Whether it’s short term or long term Alzheimer’s care is respite care that you and your family can depend on.


If you or an aging loved one are considering Alzheimer’s Home Care in Gaithersburg, MD please contact the caring staff at A+ Personal Home Care. Call (443) 660-8757, After Hours: (443) 796-5241

A+ Personal Home Care is a Trusted Home Care Agency serving Baltimore and DC Metro Area, with offices in Pikesville and Gaithersburg.


Timur Yusufov

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