When your love… and family pitching in to help is no longer enough…
…Let American Healthcare get you the help that you need!
What we at American Healthcare know for sure,
We all want to live our best lives. Each of us provide ourselves with the purpose and pleasures we need to do just that…but loss of memory can take it all away.
Dementia doesn’t diminish our love and need for a quality life…
…and American Healthcare sees to it that it doesn’t
We take care of people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s!
Here is what we know about Dementia and Alzheimer’s…
Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of cognitive disorders typically characterized by memory impairment. Dementia can occur slowly or progress very quickly.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.
However, dementia is a symptom of other complexed medical conditions such as years of alcoholism, aging, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, multiple strokes, kidney, liver and thyroid diseases.
Taking care of people with dementia is our business …American Healthcare specializes in caring for people in all stages of memory loss.
Our home care aides are among the best caregivers in King and Snohomish County!
All of our home aides and nurses are licensed by Washington State Board of licensing and with background checks done by the role of caring for mom or dad can be emotionally and physically tiring and stressful as the situation requires you to do more of the physical care let American Healthcare help you!
If you have noticed one or more of the signs of dementia, please call for an in-home assessment!
It may be time to consider getting a home care aide to assist with providing a quality of life to your loved when signs of diminished cognitive thinking and performance of simple task are impeded.
Forget something as simple as drinking water
- A symptom of dementia is the person no longer recognizes the sensation of thirst
- Forgetting to eat
- Forget how to chew and swallow
- Because of memory can longer know how to prepare a meal
Forget to bathe and change clothes regularly
- Bathing, putting on make-up, shaving, and changing clothes may have become too complex of a task to do
Can’t remember to take medications
- Need to be constantly reminded to take meds.
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Unable to react quickly to sensations of needing to use the toilet
Forget to feed or care for pet
- Can’t remember the when pet was feed
Show poor judgment that they should let into the house
- Has difficulty determining the important from the unimportant
- Difficulty judging their ability to complete a task
- Cannot predict the outcome of their decision
Depression or Apathy
- Easily agitated and restlessness
- Loss of interest of things once enjoyed
- Loss of appetite
- Prolonged crying
- Excessive sleeping
Anger and Agitated
- Don’t understand what is expected of her/him
Too much clutter in living areas
- No longer able to do basic housework
- Difficulty with visual perception and coordination
Continue to drive
- Noticed limited concentration, vision perception and coordination
For the Adult Child and/or Spouse Coping with Role as Caring
The truth is everyone needs help sometimes
You don’t need to provide all the care all the time
The role of caring can be overwhelming when trying to do it all
Let our home aide help with the bathing, the grooming and all the daily activities preparing a meal, light housekeeping and feed the cat…
Our in-home service includes picking up mom’s or dad’s refills at the pharmacy . . .
When pre-arranged the American Health HCA can provide transportation, driving and escorting to doctor, barber, hairdressing appointments, and house of worship, the home of a friend or a recreational outing.
Our home care aides are trained to…
American Healthcare can do the day to day stuff that give your loved one quality of life as their memory fades they may not remember…but you certainly will. So enjoy the moment with your loved one even though the experience may be soon forgotten.
American Healthcare help families find the solution to prematurely moving mom and dad out of their home while they are still able to live alone but need some assistance.
American Healthcare offers an array of services tailored to meet your home care needs from as little of two hours service a day to 24/7 round the clock non-medical services or occasional respite care.
Our home aides are among the best in the business of delivering in-home assistance in the Puget Sound area
American Healthcare caregivers are Washington State certified home care aides and nurse delegates!
What is a Home Care Aide is trained in providing aid
American Health Care certified caregivers assist with bathing grooming, eating and exercising; medication monitoring, toileting, transfer from bed-to-wheelchair, and walking.
The American Health Care Aide does meal preparation, and light housekeeping such as tidying the kitchen, and living area, laundering, shopping, and simple pet care.
Our Nurse Delegation Service might allow your caregiver to perform some medical tasks that would otherwise require a nurse.
Engage in cheerful conversations, and reading, playing board and video games to break up the day-to-day boredom many homebound individuals know too well.
But in the case of the advanced dementia client, American Healthcare home aides provide exceptional assistance for activities for daily living in the person’s own home so that they continue to live independently, but with assistance they need.
American Healthcare trains our caregivers to follow the person’s daily routine because structure is so important to those with memory loss.
The aides work with the person to make use of skills that have not been forgotten such as making their coffee, preparing a meal and something as simple as buttering bread. We encourage as we assist with keeping our clients feeling purposeful.
American Healthcare aides are skillful at reducing client’s frustration by breaking down daily activities into simple and manageable step.
Every person with dementia reacts to their memory loss in their own way.
In the early onset of dementia the person with this condition is aware of their memory lapses, and feel frustrated by forgetting names and faces. The thought of losing independence is hurtful. For fear of worrying their spouse and adult children, your loved one may be slow in asking for help as simple task becomes more and more difficult for them to handle.
Like most adult daughter or son, it can be overwhelming when expected to care for a loved one with dementia.
Please give us a call at 206-839-1070