Clover Care Corner

Tuesday, Oct. 11th 2022

Alzheimer Home Care: When Should You Seek a Facility?

If you need an Alzheimer home care facility for a loved one but are wondering when the right time is to seek facility treatment, you’ve come to the right place. An Alzheimer home care facility should be where you’d want your mom to live! Clover Care Home was built for our own family, and we hold this standard with everything we do. Residing in an Alzheimer’s home care facility is sometimes the best option for someone with severe memory loss.

Although the first choice of aging adults is to stay in their home, preferring their own environment, it is difficult when memory loss and physical debilities are advanced. This makes it very challenging for family members to care for them. If your loved one cannot manage their own activities of daily living, if they tend to wander – often getting lost, becoming confused or getting hurt – it is in their best interest to consider an Alzheimer’s home care facility where they will be safe and cared for by trained and qualified professionals.

Alzheimer’s disease takes a devastating toll on the caregivers, resulting in substantial financial, emotional, and physical difficulties. The highest percentage of help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends, or other unpaid caregivers. Nearly half of that care is to older adults with Alzheimer’s dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of death among those age 65 and older. It also is a leading cause of disability and poor health. Today, an estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s, and the numbers are increasing rapidly. An estimated 5.5 million people aged 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals under age 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s dementia. According to Alzheimer’s Organization, in 2018 the direct costs to the American society who cares for those with Alzheimer’s will total an estimated $277 billion, with a large part of that being out-of-pocket spending by families. Choosing an Alzheimer home care facility is a big decision, and it isn’t easy knowing where to start.

Many older adults have trouble recalling someone’s name or forgetting an appointment on occasion, but how do you know if their struggles are normal for their age or signs of Alzheimer’s dementia? There are signs to look for that are beyond the scope of “normal” aging. Memory loss that consistently disrupts someone’s daily life could indicate dementia. Some indications that now might be the time to find an Alzheimer’s home care facility are:

  • Difficulty handling their finances, managing their budget, or losing track of paying monthly bills.
  • Are they keeping up with basic hygiene and personal care?
  • Problems concentrating on a conversation or losing track of what they’re doing while preparing a meal.
  • Are they getting lost because they can’t remember how to get back home?
  • Becoming confused or growing suspicious, fearful, anxious, or depressed.
  • Is the condition of their physical health failing?

If you see any of the warning signs, schedule an appointment with you loved one’s doctor to rule out underlying conditions. Early detection can help you make important decisions and plan for future care.

Clover Care Home has two qualified, loving caregivers that are onsite every day of the week. Additionally, our support staff includes a personal cook, house manager, owner, operator, and activities personnel who are all present throughout the week giving many opportunities for person-centered care and meaningful interactions with residents. Our Alzheimer home care facility in Kansas City provides personal space with privacy to each resident.

If you are needing an Alzheimer’s home care facility for your loved one, look no further. At Clover Care Home in Shawnee, KS, we want our residents to live well, which is why we service the entire Kansas City area. Our qualified staff provides supervision of residents 24 hours a day. We provide activities appropriate for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that help keep residents active and engaged. You can contact us online, or feel free to call our administrator at (913) 991-2605 with any questions you have about our facility.


Testimonials

The care our mom has received at Clover Care has been nothing short of exceptional. The country setting helps to add to the inviting atmosphere in which our mom has thrived. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable and caring. Clover Care has made a difficult situation seem like a natural transition in life. We would recommend it to anyone looking for long term care of a loved one.

- Jeanne D. & Vicki L.

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6320 Zarda Dr.
Shawnee, KS 66226

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