At A-1 Home Care, we want to work with you to help preserve the independence of your loved ones and keep them in the place they call home. If any of your family has been affected by Alzheimer’s, you may already be familiar with the condition. Some of us may not know it, but Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. With new cases emerging at a rapid pace, it is estimated over 5.3 million people in our country are currently living with the disease. In a recent editorial with Aging Care, Alzheimer’s patient Rick Phelps shared some insight on what life is like with this condition.
Rick speaks about questions that patients and family members of those with Alzheimer’s may wonder, such as when things will improve. This disease is progressive, meaning it moves forward in advancing stages with affects of the condition becoming more apparent as time goes on. From a patient perspective, Rick shares how one of the hardest parts is the acceptance that his memory is slowing leaving him and the realization that what has begun with short memory losses here and there will eventually claim his long term memories as well.
If you have someone near and dear to your heart with this condition, give us a call at A-1 Home Care. We have friendly and caring Caregivers, Nurse Aides, and Companions who specialize in In Home Alzheimer’s Care. Our flexible scheduling options can accommodate what suits your needs with Hourly, Live-In, and 24 Hour service options. Maintaining your loved one’s safety and well being can be achieved and we are here with open arms to assist. Give us a call today at 562-929-8400 or 949-650-3800 or visit us today in Santa Fe Springs, Newport Beach or Pasadena to learn more!