Seniors With ALS And Parkinson's In Holland, MI Can Receive Help From In Home Health Care Agencies

Find out how in home health care agencies, like Comfort Keepers, can help seniors in Holland, MI live with ALS and Parkinson's.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a life-altering, degenerative disease. Like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, ALS erodes an individual’s physical and mental capacities over time. Seniors with ALS will eventually require assistance with most areas of daily life. In the past, most seniors with ALS faced a bleak future. Today, thanks to compassionate in home health care agencies, many seniors can age in place in the safety and convenience of their own home.

Comfort Keepers in home health care agencies provide compassionate in home care for seniors with muscular or neuro degenerative diseases like ALS. In fact, Comfort Keepers caregivers go through specialized training to ensure they understand how to meet the specific demands and challenges ALS care provides. As a result, Comfort Keepers has been recognized as a certified provider of ALS care by the U.S. ALS Association.

Because ALS, Parkinson's and other degenerative and terminal illnesses impact seniors in different ways and follow different timelines, Comfort Keepers works with senior, their families, and the medical staff to create a custom-tailored care plan. While this plan addresses a senior’s unique needs, it is also highly flexible and adaptable, so it can meet a senior's changing needs and requirements.

In the beginning, seniors with ALS may only require a few hours of support each week. As the disease progresses, support will become more frequent. Eventually, they will need round-the-clock care. Comfort Keepers provides care from a few hours a week up to full-time, 24-hour care 365 days a year. They are also available to work with family caregivers, provide respite break coverage, or help with hospital to home transitioning. This is especially important when seniors need help with transferring and positioning, mobility assistance, or use specialized medical devices such as mechanical ventilation.

For more information about the specific ways Comfort Keepers in home health care agencies can benefit your senior loved one with ALS or another progressive illness, contact a senior home care coordinator today. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have and even schedule a free in-home consultation.

What is Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Care?

In general, dementia is a decline in mental ability, such as memory loss or an inability to complete familiar tasks, serious enough to interfere with a person’s daily life. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Our services help people with these symptoms by focusing on their remaining abilities and strengths, while assisting with tasks that have become difficult for the client to perform.

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How Comfort Keepers Can Help With Dementia Care Or Alzheimer's Care In Holland, MI

Our specially trained dementia care and Alzheimer's care Comfort Keepers will

  • help maintain a safe environment for the client.
  • engage the client in activities that can stimulate the senses, such as music.
  • provide meals and bathing assistance.
  • support the client and family through the changing behaviors often seen with dementia.

We customize our in-home care to meet each client’s special needs, taking into consideration his or her health and ability. Depending on the client’s needs, Comfort Keepers can provide care for just a few hours a week or provide full-time, in-home care. Through our 24-hour senior care service, a team of Comfort Keepers coordinates caregiving responsibilities in shifts. This offers clients and their families’ full-time peace of mind.

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