Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

Homecare West’s Alzheimer’s & Dementia care services can help to reduce the risk of falls, and of leaving home alone while creating a sense of security and independence, clients feel safe in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

Caring for seniors with

Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease can be difficult. Your loved one may change over time and seem to be behaving out of character.  Alzheimer’s disease takes away the ability to express ourselves, resulting in frustration and withdrawal from what once was an active, happy lifestyle.  This is not only heartbreaking for the senior with the disease but for everyone surrounding them.

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease include:

Our qualified Home Care Assistants have the training to notice and understand changes as the disease progresses.  Knowing symptoms like confusion and memory loss occur, your home care assistance plan is to provide companionship while creating a calm environment.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Services

Following your in-home visit, you and our Nursing Coordinator will decide on your care approach. Getting the recipe right for the perfect care plan requires the good balance of knowing the client and applying the expertise and experience we have gathered for the past 18 years. Our goal is to help seniors with Alzheimer’s disease continue to enjoy life and live safely at home. Your care plan may include:

Companionship & Fun Activities

Re-engagement into the community with a trained companion to help navigate, simple crafts, walks & talks, reminiscing & remembering with photos and memory prompting.

Mobility & Balance practice

Following a physio prescribed program, simple sit-to-stand practice, reviewing equipment and obstacles in the home, walks in and outdoors.

Memory & Cognition Stimulation

Talking about current affairs, puzzles and board games, playing with technology, one-to-one stimulation with a qualified Home Care Assistant.

Medication Reminders

Ensuring medications are taken and at the correct time.

Bathing and Dressing

Assistance in setting up for a calm, comfortable and safe bath or shower, help with choosing appropriate clothing for weather and assist with the process of buttoning and zipping.

Nutritional guidance

Help to plan and prepare meals that are simple to eat & healthy, choices made with the inclusion of client’s preferences and likes.

Creating a calm soothing environment

Identifying stimulus that can be changed or removed, adding calming effects such as music, slowing down the pace of the day by creating routines for things such as bathing, meal times and rest.

More Specialized Care Services

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, we can arrange a current client chat.

We have a three-four hour minimum per visit however we can provide cluster care when possible.

It is not in our Health Care Aide’s scope of practice to provide injections but there are many resources in our community we can share with you such as local pharmacies.

No, our services are on a as needed basis.

Absolutely, we want to make sure that the client and care-giver are a good fit.

Yes, we can do the shop or enjoy shopping together. 

All of our Health Care Assistants must use their mobile devices, which is GPS tracked. They can only clock into or out of their scheduled shift when they are at their client’s doorstep.

Call or email us

available 24 hours a day!

604 924 5455

info@homecarewest.com

Suite 330 – 233 West First Street

North Vancouver British Columbia

V7M 1B3

Helping Seniors Live At Home Since 2004