Alzheimer's Caregiver Assessment
Deciding what type of care a loved one or patient needs can be confusing. Level of independence is often indicative of care needs. Care needs may change based on diagnosis and the progression of the aging process. Monitoring an individual's behavior indicate the need for changes to a care plan.
Some patients are safe in their homes and are able to handle some daily tasks. However, there may be tasks that a patient will need help with, including:
- Doing laundry
- Making meals
- Cleaning the house
- Paying bills
- Scheduling appointments
- Making phone calls
As independence becomes an issue, personal care may also decline. Some patients may be unable to balance a checkbook, but can groom themselves and do so successfully. In the event that personal care does decline, it may be wise for caregivers to consider modifications of the care plan. Such an individual may need help with:
- Getting in and out of bed
- Taking medications
- Mobility in the home
Many of the tools needed for the care of Alzheimer’s patients are available through our online store, including dressing aid kits, bathroom safety supplies, and mobility aids. Orders can also conveniently be placed by calling 1-888-687-4334 and speaking with one of our knowledgeable Medical Supply Specialists.