Hearing the news that a loved one has Alzheimer’s or Dementia can be unsettling, even scary. It’s important to know that there’s help available to you and to your loved one that can ease the responsibilities and provide some clear direction during this uncertain and unpredictable time.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Care in Cedar Rapids / Iowa City
Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming for a family caregiver, particularly if your loved one is in the more serious stages of this disease. If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, BrightStar Care Cedar Rapids / Iowa City can provide compassionate care and support so you can spend more quality time with your loved one.
We customize our range of care services to the specific needs of those living with dementia and their families. Our BrightStar Care Registered Nurse (RN) Director of Nursing evaluates each client, creates a personalized plan of care, oversees our specially trained professional care staff, and regularly reviews care notes with you to make sure we are meeting your expectations.
Our Specialized Dementia Care Approach
Our mission is to provide your loved one living with early, middle, or late-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia the individualized care and support they need to:
- Live with dignity and purpose safely and securely in their own home
- Enjoy optimal health and emotional well-being
- Maintain connections to the people, places, things, and memories that matter most to them
Our specialized approach means you and your loved one can expect:
RN Involvement and Supervision with Every Client — Knowledgeable supervision is necessary for safety, and you can take comfort in knowing that a Registered Nurse or Director of Nursing is overseeing every aspect of your loved one’s care. Our experienced team creates an individualized plan of care and provides care oversight to ensure the safety and comfort of your loved one.
Specially Trained Staff and Guaranteed Compatibility® — Our caregivers have a minimum of one-year experience, have undergone extensive background and credentials checks, and are trained in the BrightStar Care dementia approach. Our compatibility guarantee means your loved one will be matched with the right care professional and you’ll be 100% satisfied.
Knowledgeable, Responsive 24/7 Communication and Support — Our team collaborates closely with clients, family, and other healthcare providers, and our 24/7/30 touchpoints ensure everyone is informed and involved.
Education and Support for Care Partners — Our family education material features resources from the Alzheimer’s Association such as an overview of what to expect as a family caregiver and a guide to health and wellness for loved ones with dementia.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder that often begins slowly with mild symptoms that gradually advance. Individuals with this illness often suffer from memory loss and the inability to care properly for their own nutritional and personal hygiene needs. Patients with Alzheimer’s are also at a higher risk of falling or accidentally injuring themselves, and an in-home care provider can assist you in keeping your loved one safe.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease include:
- The inability to remember words, details, directions, people and events
- Difficulty performing simple tasks (such as personal hygiene or grooming)
- Depression or lack of motivation
- Forgetfulness and confusion
- Poor decision making or judgment
Find Alzheimer’s Caregivers in the Cedar Rapids / Iowa City Area
BrightStar Care Cedar Rapids / Iowa City is proud to provide person-centered Alzheimer’s and dementia care to help individuals in our community live with dignity in the comfort of home. Our professional, specially trained care staff is ready to help you and your loved one. For more information or to schedule a complimentary in-home care assessment, contact us.