Living With Alzheimer’s Disease – Enlisting Senior Help in La Jolla and North San Diego County

The onset of Alzheimer’s disease in an elderly individual brings with it a set of challenges that drastically changes the daily life of the entire family. A grandfather or grandmother who previously needed little more assistance than a periodic lawn mowing now requires increasingly constant attention for the sake of safety. Family members often feel a level of despair as they try to figure out how they can possibly balance this new responsibility with their existing careers and their other family needs. In-home companion caregiver companies can ease the burden by providing skilled and loving staff members to check on elders suffering from Alzheimer’s throughout the day, making sure they have their needs met.

 A Sudden Change

 Even if there are family members available to provide round-the-clock assistance, the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is often a surprise to everyone and necessitates an immediate change in lifestyle. Between the time Alzheimer’s is identified and the time someone is able to begin living with the senior, A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions can fill the gap by keeping  the individual safe and comforted.

Semi-Independent Living

 Eventually, most elderly individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease require the kind of constant care only available by way of a live-in caregiver or an assisted living facility. In the earlier stages, however, most people treasure the time that they are able to spend living independently, continuing the same traditions and routines with which they are familiar. With frequent checkups and willingness to assist in any way necessary, the trained eyes and hands offered by qualified non-medical home care aide organizations make it possible for these people to make a longer and more comfortable transition to life with Alzheimer’s disease by remaining in their own home.

Relief For Hard-Working Families

 Love and responsibility toward parents  diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease often creates a feeling of guilt for family members who are already stretched thin by life. Rearranging schedules, altering long-term plans, and even moving to be closer to parents are all activities that take a great amount of time. Whatever a family decides is the best long term course of action for helping their loved ones through this time, A Sevant’s Heart Care Solutions is a valuable partner that can devote the immediate caregiving attention necessary. A trustworthy care provider becomes not just an efficient and effective service, but also a real friend that works together with loving family members to give an elderly individual the love and support to face this new chapter of life.

Originally posted 2011-09-26 11:48:53.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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