Staggering statistics show that four in five adults will be diagnosed with at least one chronic condition later in life. 50% will be diagnosed with at least two. With these numbers so high, home care is something that you should consider for your loved one with memory issues.
If you plan to care for a loved one in your home, there are several things to consider.
Firstly, do you plan to do all the care on your own, or will you utilize the assistance of an in-home care service?
If you plan to do the majority of care yourself, it is essential to set up a plan. You need to set up safety precautions. When people are suffering from memory issues, they often get disoriented. Installing safety railings and bars throughout your home can be immensely helpful in preventing injury.
It would help if you also had medical assistance, such as administering medication and checking vitals. Loved ones suffering from memory issues do best when they have a set schedule and get plenty of daily mental stimulation.