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Special Alzheimer’s Home Care Program that Works

Jul 13, 2010 |
Posted by Margarita Kvacheva |

Alzheimer’s disease is affecting nearly 4.5 million people in the U.S. alone; it is a progressive brain disorder that destroys almost all cognitive functions. As a population ages, the rate of Alzheimer’s disease continues to increase. Ten percent of people over 65 years of age and 50% of those over 85 years of age have Alzheimer’s disease. Unless new treatments are developed to decrease the odds of suffering from this disease, the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s in the United States is expected to be nearly 14 million by the year 2050.

Research shows that genetics are a strong cause to the development of Alzheimer’s and they also recognize that environment has an effect as well. Other risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and elevated blood cholesterol. Individuals who have less than eight years of education also have an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. While age and family history are the main grounds of Alzheimer’s, scientists have recently connected the development of Alzheimer’s and other unobvious circumstances. For instance, there appears to be a strong relation between the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and previous head injury.

If your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Ezra Home Care is here to help. Even though cure has not been found yet, it is proven that with the right professional care, quality of life can be improved significantly. In the last couple of years we had multiple successful Alzheimer’s cases. Last August we started working with a patient who had Alzheimer’s disease. Our client has been suffering from this disorder for 3 years. Ezra Home Care started working with him after he was discharged from the hospital. After his needs were evaluated, we started with a live-in help and developed a comprehensive plan of care comprised of personal care, assistance with medications, companionship, and RN visits. Our health care professionals developed activities plan tailored specifically to his condition, as well as to encourage him to do ADLs (activities of daily living). Also, simple, but effective measures were taken to prevent most common incidents that happen at home. With the help of Ezra Home Care professionals our client’s quality of life improved and the hours were cut back in just 4 months. Hence in November 2009 our client was no longer in need of 24/7 service. The expertise of our Home Care professionals has made the life of the client much easier. His family was able to see positive changes in his behavior, attitude and physical appearance. He is now in a better mood, his memory has improved and he is able to recognize people and places. We are also engaging him in exercises by taking him outside for walks.

At Ezra Home Care we have a special psychiatric program aimed at clients with Alzheimer’s. We make sure that our patients are under constant care and safe at all times. If your loved one is suffering from this disorder and you are looking for a home care company, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about this special program and a free needs assessment. We understand that the needs of every individual may often differ. We are deeply committed and value the specialized care that we provide to all of our clients in order to enhance their health. Please call us: 617-527-9000or email at info@ezrahomecare.com.

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