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Need Help Taking Care Of Your Parent With Alzheimer's? 2 Options You Have

Health & Medical Blog

If you take care of someone with Alzheimer's in your home, you know how difficult and stressful this can be. This type of care can take over your entire life, leaving no time for yourself. This can get dangerous, however, and you need to get some help. You cannot care for your parent if you are stressed and tired all the time. Fortunately, there are many options you have to get the help you need, two of which are listed below.

Home Healthcare

If your parent requires health care, a home health-care agency can send a qualified individual to your home. Who they send does depend on the care your parent needs. For example, a registered nurse (RN) can check blood pressure, give injections, and administer medications. The RN can take blood if they need to test their blood for something like medication levels. If your parent is immobile, the RN can provide wound care for them.

If your parent is on a lot of medication, it can get confusing to keep straight. Because of this, the RN can offer medication dispensers to make it much easier for you to know what medications your parent has taken and what they have not.

Home health care can be expensive, but you can get some help. This is because home health care is medical care and your parent's insurance, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and any supplements they may have, will cover part of the costs. Before this medical care will be covered your parent's physician has to prescribe it, however.

Home Care

Home care can provide many services to you and your parent. The caregivers are trained so they understand how to care for someone with Alzheimer's. They understand how frustrating it can be for your parent. For example, you should never argue with someone that has Alzheimer's as this will only make this person more agitated.

The caregiver can provide help with daily living, such as going to the restroom, bathing, brushing their hair, taking care of their teeth, getting dressed, and much more. The caregiver can provide transportation, such as taking your parent to the local store or to pick up medications.

You generally have to pay for home care on your home. If your parent is low income, however, Medicaid may help with the costs. If your parent has long-term care insurance, this may help with the costs.

Talk with your parent's doctor if you have questions about home health care. The doctor can also likely give you names of home health-care agencies.


24 September 2018