Locally owned in-home care agency serving seniors in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati Area

Locally owned in-home care agency serving seniors in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati Area

Locally owned in-home care agency serving seniors in Northern KY and the Cincinnati Area

Keeping you connected to home, family and friends...

Keeping you connected to home, family and friends...

Dementia Care at Home

Dementia Care at Home—Kentucky

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A new journey of life begins when your loved one is diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Families are faced with difficult decisions and the challenges of care can become very stressful. Dementia care at home can be more affordable and is very possible, especially in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's or dementia.

We understand the importance of knowing the needs of your loved one at this stage of their life. We recognize that “who they are now” and “who they’ve been” impacts how they act, talk and remember. Our trained professional caregivers ease the burden of memory care at home and improve quality of life for the whole family. That is why our Balanced Care Approach works.

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Our goal is helping seniors in our community to remain in their homes as long as possible, even if they are experiencing dementia. Home is where they share memories of family and friends. Remaining at home can support those memories. Healthy aging at home gives our clients a positive outlook and emotional balance while meeting their everyday needs.

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Our In Home Dementia Care Plans

We understand the importance of a daily routine, a healthy diet, exercise and mental/social engagement. We also realize that the abilities of your love one will change over time as their Alzheimer’s or dementia progresses. Our goal is to be flexible and adapt to their daily routine, providing additional in home memory care services and companionship as needed.

The first thing we will do is make sure that your loved one is drinking plenty of water and eating healthy. Often just getting them hydrated can improve their health immensely and help them to feel better.

Personalized Dementia Care at Home

Likes/Dislikes

We consider each person’s likes, dislikes, strengths, abilities and interests.

Structure

With an experienced caregiving team, we are able to offer the love and support your senior loved one needs. We work together on a plan to achieve their well-being. 

Best Times

What time of day do they function best? We take this into consideration when planning activities.

Sleep Schedule

What time do they usually wake up and go to bed? Are they getting enough activity so that they're tired when it's time to sleep?

Interests

Hobbies? Music? We can keep your loved one connected to the things they enjoy.

Diet/Nutrition

What is their diet like? We can prepare healthy meals as well as assist with meal planning.

Activity Level

How active are they? Are they getting some fresh air and exercise every day?

Matching Clients with Caregivers

Once we’ve gotten to know your loved one, we will select the most compatible, professional in home caregivers on our team to work with them.

No one likes the disruption of having an unfamiliar person in their personal space—especially when that person is helping with personal care (grooming, bathing, etc.). This is especially difficult for people experiencing Alzheimer’s/dementia. For that reason we strive to have minimal changes in caregivers for each senior.

We Value Consistent Schedules

We strive to set a consistent schedule for your loved one and their caregiver(s). This consistency helps to nurture the caregiver-client relationship and builds trust, providing peace of mind to your family and loved one.

Contact us for more information: 859.441.7977

Keeping Your Loved One with Dementia at Home

A person in the early stages of dementia will often function fairly well in their own home with a little support. Problems can arise when they are moved into an unfamiliar environment* (a different home or a memory care or assisted living facility) because they are no longer able to rely on their motor memory/automatic thinking scripts (for instance, the steps to making a cup of coffee, or taking a shower).

Consider the option of dementia care at home from Connecting Hearts Home Care. Our care team can provide help with the activities of daily living as well as monitor the level at which your loved one is functioning. As their dementia progresses we can provide additional support and keep you informed.

*Tip for Taking Care of Someone with Dementia

If you are taking care of someone with dementia, think twice before rearranging the furniture or moving the coffee filters. They are most likely relying on their motor memory for many tasks and if you move things around, they may be unable to find things. If you have to move someone with dementia, try to organize their surroundings as close to what they are used to as is possible.

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FAQ—Questions About Dementia Care at Home

According to Genworth, the average cost for one person to live in a memory care facility in the U.S. during 2019 was between $5,000 and $5,250 a month (see https://www.genworth.com/aging-and-you/finances/cost-of-care.html). If your loved one is in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's, keeping them in their home and hiring an in home caregiver may be very doable and much more affordable. Many people experiencing dementia can still function fairly well in their own homes with some strategic support.

Yes. Many adult children hire us to check on their loved ones living in nursing homes and memory care facilities. We are considered essential workers and have the ability to enter facilities to make sure that our clients are getting the care that they need. We will keep you updated on their well being and can provide companionship to your loved one in the event that you have to go out of town for an extended period of time or live in a different location. Our caregivers can also run errands for clients.

We will do our best to provide a caregiver for you as soon as you need them. We have a person on duty to answer the phone 24/7 and will work to arrange in home care quickly.

Learn more about our in-home dementia care in NKY

Speak to one of our senior care managers now by calling 1.859.441.7977.