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The Importance of Home for Seniors with Dementia

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Seniors with dementia may develop complex symptoms as the disease progresses, but that doesn’t mean they can’t live at home and retain their dignity, and independence for as long as possible. Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of dementia care in Naples, shares the benefits of allowing a senior loved one to age in place as they progress through the stages of the disease.

  • Maximized Comfort – Allowing a senior with dementia to remain in a familiar environment can enhance feelings of comfort and safety. In fact, research shows that forcing a senior with dementia to relocate to a nursing home or assisted living facility can exacerbate symptoms such as stress, memory loss, confusion, negatively impacting overall mental and physical health.
  • Enhanced Safety – Seniors with dementia feel as though their safety is threatened when they are put in new environments or situations. By allowing your loved one to stay at home, he or she is more likely to feel secure and may, as a result, be less likely to wander out of the home.
  • Established Routines – Dementia care specialists recommend that seniors with dementia establish a regular routine to help reduce feelings of anxiousness or restlessness. When care is provided in the comfort of home, seniors can continue with as many of their regular daily activities as possible and will not have to adjust to a new schedule that is unfamiliar or uncomfortable.
  • Constant Emotional Support – Families can, and are often encouraged to, remain involved in their loved one’s care as the disease progresses and can do so more easily when he or she is still living at home. When seniors live at home, there are no set visiting hours, allowing them to receive emotional support and companionship from friendly faces and loved ones 24/7.

If you are thinking about caring for a loved one with dementia at home, but are not sure if you are equipped to meet advanced care needs, reach out to Home Care Assistance of Naples and learn about our professional in-home dementia caregivers. Trained to meet the needs of seniors with memory loss, you can trust our caregivers to provide your loved one with the high level of care needed to remain safe at home.

For more information about dementia in-home care, call (239) 449-4701 and schedule a complimentary, no obligation appointment with a friendly Home Care Assistance Care Manager.

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