Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
Neurological Disorder Care for Alzheimer’s and More
Alzheimer’s, Dementia, ALS and Parkinson’s care. Depending on the nature and the scope of the disease, individuals with neurological disorders can have a wide variety of healthcare and life-care needs. Those living with advanced-stage illness may require around-the-clock palliative care and highly specialized support, while others may need only basic assistance or personal care on a part-time basis.
Whatever the need, "Always There" can help. We specialize in the care of individuals living with neurological disorders — including Alzheimer’s, Dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and more. We can help you overcome the challenges, both physical and emotional, you face in meeting their needs.
At "Always There," we offer a comprehensive system of support, so you and your family can provide the best quality of care for your loved one, and make the most of the time you have together.
We help our clients maintain a safe environment by identifying hidden hazards in the home and making recommendations for enhanced safety measures, such as installing stability bars in the bathroom.
Our caregivers engage clients in intellectually stimulating activities, such as reading books, playing cards, doing puzzles and more. We also take the time to listen and learn about the things our clients used to do and enjoy, enabling us to create custom activities that will be familiar for them.
Routines are an important part of the care plan for anyone living with cognitive impairments. They can be helpful in prompting recall and memory, and in managing the unpredictability of the disease. "Always There" caregivers manage client appointments and schedule activities to help them learn and maintain a routine.
One of the best treatments for individuals with neurological disorders is the ability to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, such as going for a walk in the park or riding in the car to get ice cream. These activities can help optimize abilities and independence, boost mood and enhance quality of life.
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The information presented has been derived from the Alzheimer's Association resource library. The Alzheimer's Association is the only national voluntary health organization dedicated to research for the causes, cures, treatments and prevention of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and to providing education and support services to Alzheimer's victims, their families and caregivers. "Someone to Stand by You" is the motto of the Alzheimer's organization..
- Approximately 4 million Americans have Alzheimer's Disease.
- 19 million Americans say they have a family member with AD, and 37 million know someone who has AD.
- 14 million Americans will have AD by the middle of the next century unless a cure or prevention is found.
- AD is the fourth leading cause of death among adults.
- One in 10 persons over 65 and nearly half of those over 85 have AD, and increasingly it is found in people in their 40's and 50's.
- A person with AD can live from 3 to 20 years or more from the onset of symptoms.
- AD cost U.S. society approximately $80-$100 billion a year. Neither Medicare nor private health insurance covers the long term type of care most patients need.
- More than 7 of 10 people with AD live at home. Almost 75% of home care is provided by family and friends. The remainder is "paid" care costing an average of $12,500 per year. Families pay for almost all of that out of pocket.
- Half of all nursing home patients suffer from AD or a related disorder. The average cost for a patient's care in a nursing home is $42,00 per year, but can exceed $70,000 per year in some areas of the country.
- The average lifetime cost per patient is $174,000.
- AD is the third most expensive disease in the U.S., after heart disease, and cancer.