Cognitive Health Care and Support Services

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care and Support

Care for your loved ones, support for your family, relief for the primary caregiver

Alzheimer’s affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 65. Alzheimer’s also affects the entire family directly or indirectly. It is known that people with Alzheimer’s disease can have 1 to 6 family members acting as primary caregivers.

Care and support are here for your loved ones, your family and yourself. Respite care is available at Carestay to give you – the primary caregiver – peace of mind. Our approach is to be flexible with individual care plans and schedules tailored to meet your loved ones needs and preferences. Carestay staff are trained to assess the changes and/or behaviours that may occur in a Alzheimer’s/Dementia patient. Caregivers are trained to manage these behaviours with the proper voice tone, gentleness and patience, which promotes calmness and well-being.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia (Mental Health) Care includes:

  • Bathing, toileting and grooming
  • Calm, caring, non-threatening environment to alleviate agitation
  • Mental stimulation through games, music, conversation, etc.
  • Safe environment (E.g. Decluttering)
  • Fall prevention
  • Early detection of change in behaviour/prevention
  • Ongoing family support
  • Knowing and monitoring the progression of the disease (E.g. Swallowing difficulties)
  • Prepare healthy meals with proper techniques
  • Simple in-home exercises as necessary for well-being
  • Reports of significant changes to Director and family
  • Pet therapy where necessary or wanted
  • Care with dignity and respect for diversity
  • Respite care available 24/7

We are here to take that difficult journey with you

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease of the brain, where abnormal proteins collect in the brain cells. Alzheimer’s disease causes symptoms of dementia such as memory loss, difficulty performing daily activities, and changes in judgement, reasoning, behaviours and emotions. These dementia symptoms are irreversible, which means that any loss of abilities cannot come back. (From the Alzheimer Society).

Dementia disease will cause a progressive loss of memory and functionality. You become less able to think clearly, make decisions or act on them independently. It is not one specific disease; it is a combination of symptoms that have many different underlying causes.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. It is a medical illness that attacks brain cells and leads to a progressive loss of functioning and cognitive impairment. In the face of memory loss, caring for your loved ones in the familiarity of the home, often leads to less anxiety.

Our research shows that some of the causes of Alzheimer’s/Dementia disease can include:

  • Very deep depression
  • Infection
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Under-active thyroid
  • Vascular changes in the brain
  • Lewy Body disease
  • Parkinson’s disease

CARING WITH DIGNITY

  • IN YOUR home, hospital, retirement residence or LTC facility care
  • Care for ALL ages, cognitive or physical impairment
  • Care for ALL conditions, including post-operative care, wound care, complex care
  • Flexible, available care 24/7/365 days of the year — including holidays

You can choose from Carestay’s wide array of healthcare services – from basic home care to specialized professional healthcare – and have them tailored to meet your specific needs!

Your care is designed with your loved ones in mind.

Please call our office for your no obligation FREE In-home assessment today at 416-855-2271, click above or email us today for a FREE Consultation

Testimonials

  • After having many disappointing experiences with other agencies and caregivers, Carestay managed to match my parents with a caregiver who CARES and is committed to the needs of elderly people.

    L. Da Silva
  • I highly recommend Carestay Healthcare Services to anyone that requires support to care for their loved one. The care they have provided my mother goes above and beyond my expectations. I can honestly say that I am impressed with the quality of services provided and feel rest assured that she is in safe, capable hands.”

    R. Virk, Burlington
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