Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Private Home Care is a leader in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in St. Louis and the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Our client-centered approach, One-Client One-Caregiver Concept, small caseloads for Care Coordinators and our general policies regarding care transparency were all designed with dementia and Alzheimer’s care in mind.

Caring for an individual with dementia requires a customized care plan tailored to the specific needs of each client. Caregivers must be trained and experienced not only in dementia care, but also on the specific needs of each client. Dementia is not a single disease but rather a term that describes a number of progressive, degenerative conditions that affect the brain and trigger decline in cognition and motor function. The symptoms of dementia interfere with the daily activities, behavior, relationships and the feelings of the afflicted individual. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and affects over 4.5 million Americans or 1 in 10 adults over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s accounts for between 60%-80% of all dementia cases, with Vascular Dementia coming in at second place. By age 85, over 50% of individuals suffer from some form of dementia.

Our personalized services allow individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias to maintain as much independence as possible at home or in an independent living, assisted living, or skilled nursing community. Our caregivers are trained and vetted in:

  • Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Minimizing Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms
  • Activities and communication strategies
  • Exercise assistance
  • Non-Verbal Validation
  • Wandering prevention
  • Encouraging social interaction and engagement
  • Empathy

Caregivers working with individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias also assist with the following:

  • Assistance with all daily activities of living (bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, etc)
  • Creating a calm environment
  • Social interaction and Companionship
  • Preparing meals in accordance with nutritional, religious and dietary guidelines
  • Assistance with walking, ambulation
  • Social engagements and outings
  • Pet Care
  • Transportation
  • Feedback to family

Although the above services are standard for all clients, working with individuals who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias means caregivers must have a background and training in this type of care. Having worked as a CNA or a caregiver is not enough. Caregiver must be able to employee-specific strategies to maintain client morale and comfort, while completing required work duties.

Call us today to learn more about our approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care.