Home care services are effective in reducing caregivers’ burden and burnout for the Alzheimer’s patient’s caregivers, and also for helping the patient manage their symptoms and daily life tasks in their familiar environment.
Home Care Services ensure regular appointments with physicians, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, psychologists and family therapists that help reduce the rate of patient’s cognitive decline, manage symptoms of the disease, find new ways to cope with their inability to do tasks, train family members regarding how to communicate with the patient as their disease progresses, psycho-educate the family about the nature of the disease, and provide therapeutic support in order to deal with all the challenges faced by the family.
Since Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, no number of visits will eventually ‘improve’ the condition. Moreover, visits for long-term is recommended in order to cater to the needs of the Alzheimer’s patient as well as reduce the care-giving burden on the family members so members can use their time to spend it with their loved one with the disease.
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