The Importance of Regular Check-Ins for People with Alzheimer's, Dementia, or Parkinson's
If one of your loved ones has Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or Parkinson’s disease, you likely spend significant time worrying about their safety and wellbeing.
These conditions can impact your loved one’s cognitive and physical abilities, which means regular monitoring and support are vital for their overall health. That’s why regular check-ins are a good idea for your loved one. Regular check-ins, whether by you or a non-medical in-home companion, can help you keep regular tabs on your loved one.
By incorporating Joyful Companions Home Care into your care routine, regular check-ins become a helpful and much-needed addition. Here’s why.
Monitor Health & Safety
Regular check-ins can help ensure that your loved one takes their medications regularly, which is important for managing their symptoms and slowing down disease progression.
In addition, regular check-ins can help monitor your loved one’s physical health and safety. Since these conditions can cause other health issues, regular monitoring can catch problems as they arise by companions looking for symptoms.
If your loved one has trouble getting around, checking in on them regularly can ensure they are safe and haven’t fallen or become injured. If something happens and your loved one can’t call for help, check-ins ensure someone can get help immediately.
Help With Cognitive Function
Individuals with cognitive impairment need help to maintain their activities of daily living. Regular check-ins can help with this, as you or a companion can talk and engage your loved one in favorite activities to keep their brains stimulated. This is important for maintaining brain function, establishing a daily routine, and improving quality of life.
Maintain Emotional Well-Being
Regular social interactions help to support emotional well-being. Companion care can help your loved ones by providing emotional support and a friendly ear and reducing feelings of loneliness and depression. Not many people are content with being alone all the time, so having someone come around and provide emotional support can improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Plus, social interaction is vital for your loved one’s emotional and mental well-being. Choosing a dedicated companion to help check in on your loved one and become like a friend can reduce your stress while knowing your loved one is being cared for.
Personalize Your Home Care Services with Joyful Companions
Loved ones with disabilities can experience feelings of loneliness and isolation. You are busy with your life, and keeping regular check-ins can be difficult. That’s why Joyful Companions provides regular check-in services to help by providing non-medical in-home care. Our services are customizable to meet your loved one’s needs and can help you keep track of their well-being through regular communication with the companion.
You can choose the duration and frequency of the check-ins, and your in-home companion will help support your loved one’s well-being. For more information, call us at 763-544-0401 or request a free consultation online.