Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Because the chronic stress of watching a loved one decline affects everyone, Alzheimer’s is called a family disease. Studies show that the majority of people with memory loss prefer to stay at home rather than go to a hospital or care facility. However, the physical and emotional challenges of home care can be overwhelming.

Fortunately, with coordinated support, people with memory loss can “age in place” with a high quality of life. Plus, family members can get the support and respite they so desperately need.

Home is Where the Heart Is

Armistead has years of experience caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our caregivers are trained, dedicated and compassionate. Their mission is to help your loved one live safely and enjoyably, while giving you peace of mind. Which of these services do you need?

Companion services:

  • Help with supervision, recreational activities or visiting

Personal care services:

  • Help with bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, exercising or other personal tasks

Homemaker services:

  • Help with housekeeping, shopping or meal preparation

As we have learned, the more we know about our clients, the better care we can give. The fact is, people with Alzheimer’s and dementia often keep strong memories from their past. In addition to our thorough assessment and Individualized Care Plan, we learn about your loved one’s past accomplishments, fond memories and other guideposts. This helps our caregivers connect to places where a client’s memory might be strong. Another benefit is that shared memories help forge greater bonds.

Family Caregivers Need Respite

Everyone deserves relief from the 24/7 challenges of caregiving. Respite care allows family members to take a break. We can provide respite for almost any time period: 3-hours, all day, or overnight. Do you need weekend coverage or around the clock care? We can do that, too. So, whether you use us on a regular basis or just one time, respite care can be a lifesaver in situations like these:

  • The family caregiver needs to travel
  • The family caregiver needs a break
  • A regular caregiver is ill or has medical appointments
  • Or, a client just needs a temporary change of pace, or a break from their regular caregiver

Stress Relief

Caring for a loved one with a memory disorder is stressful for even the most loving and devoted family member. The solution is to provide family member caregivers the opportunity to “recharge their batteries.” Consequently, they are able to return to their loved one refreshed and rested.

Here are the most common services provided by respite caregivers:

  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • 24-hour supervision / safety presence
  • Assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting and grooming)
  • Light housekeeping and laundry
  • Activities and outings
  • Transportation

For a free in-home assessment or more information about our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, please contact our Vermont office at (802) 489-5682 or our Lebanon, NH office at (603) 678-8485 (serving the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont and the Lake Sunapee area) or simply fill out our contact form.


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