Neurological disorders can produce a wide array of both physical and mental symptoms, ranging in severity from mild to complex. Therefore patient care services need to vary as well, to ensure individual needs are met. Our goal is to provide customized care for each of our valued clients, that will allow them to continue living at home as they age.
Home & Hearth is trained to assist senior individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, MS, and other neurological issues. Whether your loved one needs full-time or part-time care services, we will work with you to develop a home care plan that meets your criteria and allows for organic change as necessary.
Comprehensive Care & Support System in the Chicago Area
We provide a comprehensive system of both care and support for your loved one, ensuring you and your family are regularly updated and kept informed. Watching a loved one live with a neurological disorder of any kind is difficult to see, as they change and ultimately decline. Whether your loved one is struggling with confusion, disorientation, physical issues, or a combination of symptoms, we will work with you and your family to create a tailored plan to meet all their needs.
Customized Program Focus for Every Client
As we work together with you, to create the care plan, there are certain key factors to keep in mind that are crucial for neurology care patients. Reviewing and including these items will help enable your loved one to do as much as possible independently, and enjoy life, all while preserving their integrity. We often suggest speaking with your loved one’s doctors to help clarify the best care plan going forward.
Providing a Safe Environment
One of the first things we do when entering the home is identify obstacles and potential hazards that may cause an accident. We also look for opportunities to reinforce safety, such as suggesting the installation of stability bars in bathrooms. Our top priority is to keep your loved one safe and as healthy as possible.
The Importance of Establishing a Daily Routine
Schedules are essential for anyone with cognitive impairment caused by neurological disease or damage to the nervous system, regardless of cause or age. Establishing a daily routine can encourage memory recall and help manage the unpredictable aspects of any neurological disorder. This may include management of appointments, activities, and medication scheduling.
Engaging in Brain Stimulating Activities
Our specially trained caregivers will encourage activities like reading books, doing puzzles, playing cards, listening to music, and sharing stories. If there are specific activities your loved one enjoys, that will be incorporated into their routine. These activities are enjoyable and help exercise the brain in areas that need improvement, especially for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Providing Opportunities to Thrive
Enjoying the simple pleasures in life are another key component of every successful care plan. Going for a walk, picking flowers, or sitting on the porch swing are all great ways to boost your loved one’s mood. Going out for ice cream, or just driving around on a sunny day are always great ways to enhance their quality of life. Our caregivers can assist with any of these activities that are reasonable for your loved one.
In-Home Neurological Care Benefits
The advantages of establishing an in-home care routine vary as widely as the symptoms of a neurological disorder, but one of the common core benefits is the freedom to live at home in a familiar environment. This is the one place your loved one feels most safe, and it’s where many of their life experiences were created. By remaining in the home, they are constantly surrounded by tokens and mementos of their life, which can all help with memory recall. Other benefits include:
- Personalized care
- Reduced risk of accidents/hospitalizations
- Peace of mind
Home Care for Seniors with Neurological Disorders in Cook County
Our Home & Hearth caregivers are dedicated individuals who truly do care and want to help, and we provide services in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will and other nearby counties. We understand the importance of in-home care, and treat each of our valued clients with the utmost respect and tenderness. To schedule a consultation, please call us at (800)-349-0663, fill out our online form, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to speaking with you!