It is obvious to me, from everything I have now experienced in my 20 years of dementia care, that dementia starts at least 20 years before anyone outside the experience notices.
Before you decide how comprehensive you want your insurance to be, you have to take into consideration your future. You never know what is going to happen in the future, so thinking about it now is definitely a good idea so you can be prepared for anything.
The success of your landscape will depend in a large part on nature. Mark down those places in your yard that get the most sun and at what times. Find out from your local weather service which way the prevailing winds blow – you might need a windbreak. And does your area get a lot of rain or only a little rain? That will determine the kinds of plants, flowers and trees you’ll want in your yard, and where you’ll place them so they’ll get the most sun – or the least amount of sun.
Would your dog be happy waiting for long periods of time in a calm position for a client to finally reach out and touch or make eye contact or would your dog become impatient and wiggly? Visit several opportunities and consider the distance you would need to drive or travel and take into consideration the parking situation. If the weather is bad, do you have to walk a large dog into the facility thus bringing in a wet dog?
The ability to deal with every day challenges that come up is part of life for a healthy, well-adjusted adult. But when a person who has been able to deal with challenges almost their entire life suddenly can no longer handle simple things like planning a trip or calling a plumber to fix their sink, then you know there might be something wrong. A Around the clock Alzheimer’s Care At Home or Alzheimer’s care specialist may be needed to help with this.
Live in the Present – You’ve got to learn to live in the present. Tomorrow, the future is not certain, so you’ve got to concentrate on today. You’ve got to wake up each day thinking what you can do for your loved one, and adjust your plans to how your loved one is feeling.
If you cannot reach a solution, then work together to find the best possible facility. Be sure to verify any and all recommendations. Go for an unannounced visit when you can. Is all as you expected it to be? If not, tell your siblings of your concerns. You can always open a new discussion and make changes.
More and more people are going to be needed in the home care field. Both men and women will find great opportunities from this dynamic industry. Home care, however, is a job for people who have big hearts and care about their fellow man.