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When Is It Time to Find In-Home Dementia Care for a Loved One?

The time is long past when one has to feel guilty for not being able to provide every service their loved one needs, or to keep going until you can’t go on any longer, either physically or emotionally. Too many caregivers wait to get help until caring for their loved one becomes a 24/7 job, and their own health is in danger. Taking care of yourself–the caregiver–is as important as taking care of your loved one who needs care. Looking into what services are available should begin as soon as you assume that position, or if your loved one receives a long-term-care diagnosis, such a dementia. If you’re reading this, you’re already on the Dakota Home Care website. When you’ve finished, return to the Home Page and click on Home Care Services. That will give you an idea of the wide variety of services we offer. Home care isn’t just for older adults with dementia. Our personalized long term care services are appropriate for anyone in need of help at home. An early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia might mean that life can go on at home with only a few changes to accommodate for noticeable differences in cognitive or physical abilities, such as helping with finances or installing safety bars. Dementia progresses at a different rate and with different symptoms in each person. It’s important to check in with your loved one regularly to assess the situation. If you’ve noticed one of these 10 signs that your loved one can no long provide all of their own care, you’ve probably already stepped in to help: Feeling isolated; no longer able to go out Declining health; becoming more frail Frequent accidents, falls or injuries Unable to maintain a tidy or clean home Poor hygiene; infrequent bathing or changing clothes

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