United Home Health Services

Bringing the Hospital Home to You

Contact Us: 734-981-8820

Alzheimer's/Dementia Care

I need help caring for my loved one with Alzheimer's. Where can I turn?

Caring for a family member or loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia is a special calling and we honor those in our community who dedicate themselves to doing this on a daily basis. This responsibility can sometimes be overwhelming.

With this in mind, we have developed our Alzheimer's/Dementia Program to assist you in caring for your loved one and to provide the relief you need. Our staff will work with you to find activities that are meaningful to your loved one, based on their unique background and skills. Our goal is to maximize your loved one's quality of life while treating them with the dignity they deserve. We not only care for your loved one, but we also care for the caregiver by providing resources and respite.

We can provide

  • Personal care
  • Meaningful & individualized memory care and brain-stimulating activities
  • Community resource information & assistance
  • On-going family education
  • Nutritional counseling/recommendations from our Registered Dietitian to improve nutritional status and make mealtimes more enjoyable
  • Home safety assessment to address wandering and fall prevention
  • Respite care – time away for the caregiver

 

We provide on-going, specialized training for our staff in order to offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive management and care of your loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Our Nurse will meet with you and your loved one to create a customized care plan and schedule based on YOUR unique needs. She will then provide on-going case supervision to make sure things are going well and to identify any changes in needs.

A Success Story...

One of our Alzheimer's clients had been combative with our caregiver and rather challenging to work with on a daily basis. Our caregiver, Mary, decided to try a new approach using some jewelry from our memory box. When she showed the woman the jewelry, her face brightened. Mary draped several necklaces over her hands so she could choose. After the client put on a necklace, her husband came home and told her how pretty she looked. "The woman's face lit up and she smiled. I didn't think she could smile because of her stroke. She even hugged me and told me I was pretty!" notes Mary. The client, her husband, and our caregiver had a better day because of this small but meaningful intervention.

Let us help you create moments of joy and contentment

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