When is it time to place a loved one?
June 5, 2017
"When is a good time to place my loved one in a home?" "My loved one has just been diagnosed with Dementia should I start looking now?" "I can take care of my loved one at home why would I need to place them?"
All these questions are common when families hear their loved one has dementia and all these answers vary but here is some helpful advice. First and foremost ComfortCare Homes is a good option for those struggling with dementia because it is small and a home-like setting that takes away most of the confusion and shock of transferring from home to facility instead they are transferring from home to home. The reasons why a loved one should be placed in a home can be a very long list but here are some key points. Taking care of someone with dementia can be difficult because their minds change day to day; one day they could be completely fine and they next they could think they are a different age in a different year, this can make it hard on the family member who is taking care of them. Another point is that when a family member is taking care of their loved one they are not able to spend time with their loved one as a family member but as a caregiver; imagine the loved one does not want to take their medicine, well as a caregiver they are required to give that medicine to them which puts them in a hard situation. It can also be hard for those taking care of family members not just mentally but physically; lifting family members can be hard without training and proper techniques but also taking care of someone with dementia is a full-time job so socially it makes it hard on those caregivers.