Our approach to patient care for an individual living with Alzheimer’s and related Dementia is through assistance and encouragement. Our caregivers receive specialized education and training with the disease so that we can help seniors cope, giving them the ability to continue to do what they can while feeling confident that they are supported. We ensure that our clients remain engaged and have that much needed social interaction, nutritious meals, provide those stimulating activities and our staff have the training to manage the challenging behaviours.
We are sensitive to the care and safety needs of an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient.
This includes bringing back those memories and simple pleasures, from a walk in the park or time in the garden to a ride in the car with the windows down or visiting the ice cream parlour or that favourite restaurant.
It is important that your loved one living with this disease receives access to consistent stimulating activities and interaction from our specially trained caregivers.
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Enhancing Seniors' Social Lives and Activity Levels with In-Home Senior Care Services In today's fast-paced world, seniors often find themselves grappling with feelings of isolation and loneliness. Maintaining an active social life becomes increasingly challenging as age advances. The in-home senior care experts at Amy’s Helping Hands can help with these issues, helping seniors remain more socially active and allowing them to connect with more people than they might have otherwise. How Windsor In-Home Senior Care from Amy's Helping Hands can Help Companionship and Help…Read More
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