Alzheimer’s

Many families in Phoenixville and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD). It is the single most common form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that there are nearly 6 million people who are currently living with the disease in the United States. In addition, there are also 16 million Americans who are providing some form of unpaid home care to a family member or a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

Caring for someone with dementia can be deeply challenging. It can place a tremendous emotional and financial burden on you and your family. At Personal Health Care we have experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on our clients and their families as well as personally with our own family members. We understand the difficulties associated with Alzheimer’s care. Our team is committed to offering the best home health care services.

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts

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Most common form of Dementia

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Affects as many as 5.1 million Americans

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6th leading cause of Death in the US Generally occurs after the age of 60

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Brain Disease which is associated with genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors

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2/3 of those affected are women

We also believe that through the fundraising efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association, one day we’ll find an effective treatment or cure for the disease. If you need reliable, expert home healthcare services for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s’ disease or dementia, we are here to help. To find out more about our services, or to schedule a free home health care assessment, please call us today at 610-595-9760 or contact us through our website.

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts

  • The most common form of Dementia
  • Affects as many as 5.1 million Americans
  • 6th leading cause of Death in the US Generally occurs after the age of 60
  • Brain Disease which is associated with genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors
  • 2/3 of those affected are women

Understanding Alzheimer’s

For many generations, loss of memory and general senility was simply considered as natural effects of the aging process. With advances in medical science, we now know much more than we did before. In many cases, the beginning stages of memory loss and confusion are actually the earliest warning signs of a disease called Alzheimer’s. It is the most common form of dementia diagnosed in the United States, and it can lead to significant cognitive impairment. There are three stages of Alzheimer’s:

  • Early: During this stage, patients often experience mild memory loss, sporadic cognitive impairment, and occasional confusion. Often, only the closest friends and family members can really detect the problem.
  • Middle: As Alzheimer’s continues to progress, a patient may experience considerable difficulty retaining new information. Other signs of middle-stage Alzheimer’s include deepening confusion and occasional loss of situational awareness.
  • Late: Finally, with late-stage Alzheimer’s, the impact can be extreme. This may include a patient suffering severe cognitive impairment, having trouble speaking or understanding general situations, and having a very poor short-term memory.

In terms of providing care, there is no one way to treat Alzheimer’s. The appropriate plan of action depends entirely on the individual patient. It is crucial that professional caregivers take the time and energy to truly understand the needs of the Alzheimer’s patient — this way, home health care services can be crafted to make sure that they have the best quality of life.

Our Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Approach to Alzheimer’s Care

At Personal Health Care, our team of highly-trained nurses and home health care professionals always take a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach when handling Alzheimer’s and other dementia cases. We understand the pressure that this type of serious medical condition can put on patients and their families. Among other things, our team of health care professionals will:

  • Take the time to assess the unique medical and lifestyle needs of your loved one;
  • Create a personally tailored home health care plan that is designed to ensure the highest possible quality of life;
  • Assign an individual case manager to oversee the home health care services that your loved one is receiving; and
  • Provide 24/7/365 patient support services.  

Providing Alzheimer’s Patients With Top Health Care and the Best Quality of Life

Alzheimer’s patients need home health care services that are designed to meet their individual needs. Of course, every patient’s case is different. In the earliest stages, Alzheimer’s patient may only need modest home health care support; whereas, in the later stage, intensive treatment and supervision may be required. At Personal Health Care, we live up to our name — our home health professionals always take a fully personalized approach. Assistance may be needed with:

  • Scheduling and planning;
  • Transportation;
  • Meal preparation;
  • Remember certain tasks;
  • Keeping track of medication and doctor’s appointments;
  • Grooming or bathing;
  • Other activities of daily living (ADLs); and
  • Planned physical activity.

Our team works tirelessly to take the pressure off of you and your family. We want to ensure that your elderly parent or vulnerable loved one gets the very best home health care services so that they are safe and that they have the best quality of life. With home health care aides and nurses who have specialized experience and training work with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, our team is well-positioned to make sure that your loved one gets the best care.

Request Free In-Home Consultation Today

At Personal Health Care, our home health care agency has deep experience providing comprehensive services for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other related medical conditions.

If you know anyone who is suffering from this disease and is in need of Alzheimer’s care in Phoenixville, or would just like to know more about how to care for someone dealing with Alzheimer’s, please give us a call at 610-624-2945 to speak with our Staff. We offer free, fully confidential in-home health care assessments.

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