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.