ALZHEIMER

People who suffer from debilitating neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s and dementia, have a unique set of needs. It takes a skilled professional to properly attend to these needs with the level of compassion that is needed when working with a person who needs specialized support services.

The needs of patients who have neurological disorders depend on the progression of the illness. People who are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s may need limited assistance on a daily basis, but individuals who are dealing with advanced stages of these diseases typically need constant care.

Mastercare has professionals available who understand the changing needs of patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. These caregivers are trained to help patients overcome the emotional and physical challenges that they face. Adapting to new limitations is difficult, and the caregivers that Mastercare employs are skilled in compassionately assisting patients with the adjustment process.

We use services that are made to help people with neurological disorders cope effectively.

  • Maintaining a safe environment by identifying and hiding hazards is an effective way to keep patients out of harm’s way. Changing the design or layout of a living space can also reduce the risk of injury. For example, installing safety bars near the toilet and in the shower can help prevent slip and fall injuries in the bathroom.
  • Creating a plan to focus on enjoyable activities allows patients to feel that they are having a positive experience when caregivers are present. Caregivers work closely with patients to identify the activities that will be most enjoyable for each individual.
  • Sticking to a routine is absolutely essential for people who are having difficulty with cognitive function. Caregivers can provide services on a set schedule to facilitate the process of creating a routine.
  • Allowing individuals to maintain some level of independence is important for good emotional health. Caregivers are skilled at finding opportunities for patients to exercise their ability to complete tasks for personal satisfaction.