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Specialty Services

Alzheimer’s Care Services and Other Dementia

Alzheimer’s /Dementia Services

Golden Independence offers specialty services to Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients.  We understand that providing specialized Alzheimer’s care in the home is a hard decision to make, how do you know if home care is the right choice for you and your loved one? Most Alzheimer’s patients-particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness are cared for at home instead of at nursing homes or other facilities.  Caring for a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimer’s in the home is one of the most positive ways you can help them.   In fact more than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients continue to live at home.  80 to 90 percent of these people rely on family and friends to take care of them. With Golden Independence home specialty Alzheimer’s services,  your loved ones care will be customized by our on staff nurse who takes into account their environment and special needs, and safety issues, thereby making daily life safe, less difficult, and worry free.

 

Golden Independence Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care services:

  • Familiar frame of reference
  • Freedom to move about in a more familiar and unrestricted space
  • A way to minimize those stresses that can aggravate the symptoms of dementia and the Alzheimer’s disease
  • Daily orientation to time, place, person
  • Continuity of daily routines and schedule
  • Safe surroundings
  • Trained Educated Attendants

Respite Care

Golden Independence® provides help and support for family caregivers.

With our busy lives caring for a loved one although rewarding can be very stressful.  With demanding workloads and children to raise it can be hard to find time for yourself.  Family caregivers are not alone, though. It is estimated that nearly 44 million Americans (predominately Baby Boomers) regularly care for an elderly relative.

With so many people depending on them, it is crucial that caregivers take the time to care for themselves.  No matter how much they love the people they are caring for, caregivers need regular breaks to perform at their best. That is where Golden Independence Respite Care, can help.  We offer a wide range of in-home services so you can find time to rest and recharge.  Whether you need an hour of care a week, or 24 hour round the clock care for a short duration our care team is here to help. You can rest assured that your loved one will be safe and comfortable at home while you are away.

Respite care gives caregivers a unique opportunity to leave home for a few hours with the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved ones are in capable hands. With Golden Independence respite care, caregivers can schedule as much or as little time away as they need. Arranging for respite care is easy, just give our office a call and one of our Care Coordinators can help get you started.

On-Call Nurse Services

We begin every client relationship with a comprehensive in-home evaluation by a nurse who then develops a customized care plan. Our on-call nurse will visit the home to gather all pertinent medical and personal information, create a customized care plan based on this information, and perform a fall risk assessment.

Our nurse will educate you, your loved one, and any other caregivers on managing chronic conditions. During the evaluation, our nurse will review the proposed schedule of service and answer any further questions that you or your loved one may have.  Throughout the case, the nurse oversees the caregiver and performs reassessments, as needed.

Golden Independence will address the physical and social needs of every client, taking into account family members who are acting as caregivers as well. Every client’s situation is different. Our individualized approach allows us to deliver a care plan that best meets the needs of you and your loved one.

Feel free to call our Intake Specialist to schedule an in-home Nurse Evaluation.