People who have dementia need a lot of support and care. While there are many people who have dementia that are moved into nursing homes, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case for your loved one. There are many tips that can help you and home care providers to better care for your loved one. If you focus on these tips, you may be able to keep your loved one in their home for longer.
Focus on Their Abilities
One of the main things you need to do if you want to keep your elderly loved one at home for longer is to focus on their abilities. You must focus on the things they can still do, instead of the things they can’t do. Look into their strengths and weaknesses. Instead of focusing on any of the things they aren’t able to do well, pick something they can do well (such as fold the laundry) and have them help with that. This will make them feel better mentally and keep them happier for longer, as well.
You can’t take on the care for your elderly loved one all on your own, especially if they have dementia. You must team up with other family members, friends of your loved one, and home care providers to offer your loved one the best care they can get. Going through the journey together will make things that much easier. Dementia can be tough for everyone involved. By teaming up with others, you can reduce the stress that dementia puts on the family.
For dementia care, it is best to offer person-centered-care for your loved one. They need to have care that revolves around them and their unique abilities. If you can focus on the unique abilities of your loved one during their care, they are more likely to connect with you. You will also be more likely to understand what they are going through, as well. See their life through their eyes. This will help you to personalize their care.
These are some of the tips you can use, to offer the best dementia care for your elderly loved one. Dementia care needs to be personalized to each individual person. You can’t go at it from an all-in-one approach. You must focus on your loved one’s unique abilities, team up with others to get more help and focus on their strengths. This is the only way you are going to be able to offer the best care for your elderly loved one.
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Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.