First-Choice Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care​ In Houston

Need a professional Alzheimer’s caregiver in Houston?

We’re here to help you reduce the stress and burden that comes with dealing with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia in your family.
We provide personalized, compassionate, and genuine Alzheimer’s caregiving services in Houston and its surrounding areas at competitive prices. We can also connect your parents to a professional private nurse, trusted to provide excellent medical support.


How Serious Is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Over time, the symptoms can become severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80 percent of dementia cases, making it the common cause of memory loss and other cognitive impairments.
The burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, the government and the nation’s health care system is huge. Unfortunately, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing at an alarming rate in our country.

In the U S, an estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. According to the Alzheimer’s Association®, one in 10 people aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s dementia. Ironically, the disease is not necessarily a disease of old age. Approximately 200, 000 Americans under the age of 65 are diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease which is also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia care

Dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be daunting and exhausting because it can turn them into a shadow of their past, and that new reality can be hard to accept and extremely heartbreaking.
The following are a series emotions and challenges that you may experience:

Overwhelming emotions as you watch your loved one’s capabilities decrease.

Withdrawal and loneliness.

Fatigue and exhaustion.

Financial and work complications.

Adjusting to this new reality of caring for your loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s and maintaining a balance can be really difficult. This is where it can be extremely helpful if you can get the right professional care and support for them.

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Alzheimer’s Care at Home​​​​ in the Houston, TX area

Patience, compassion and empathy are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s care. We understand the challenges that family members go through, trying to take care of their loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Often, it’s easy to lose your mind and become stressed, running errands and providing personal care such as bathing, incontinence and toileting.

On the other opposing hand, you don’t have to lose your mind over the enormity of the responsibility. Millions of American people have loved ones struggling with the disease. And in most of these cases, they have risen above the challenges. The secret is choosing the right Alzheimer’s care at home for their loved ones. Not only will choosing the right Alzheimer’s caregiver relieve you of stress, it ensures that your loved one receives highest quality care services

Our primary duty at Family Tree In-Home Care is to ease the stress of every family, trying to cope with the changes in mental and physical health conditions of their loved ones. Our Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are some of the best in the industry.

We go above and beyond to provide the best quality care and companionship services that are specifically tailored to the needs of each client with respect and dignity. We have helped many families to lift the burden of living with and caring for Alzheimer’s in Houston.


Alzheimer’s Care Services

Alzheimer’s disease causes significant damage to the brain and impacts a patient’s behavior. The changing behavior and the general state of health of the patient requires you to consistently review your approach to meet their needs.
Caring for someone who’s suffering for Alzheimer’s can be a challenging and stressful undertaking. You and the patient are now literally living in different worlds, the good news is that the expertise of a professional Alzheimer’s caregiver can help you bridge the gap.

Our Services Include:

1. Timely Support and Care

The early stages of Alzheimer’s are normally less serious and you can probably manage the situation without being overwhelmed by the demands of your loved one’s new reality.
However, as the disease progresses, the demands increase, requiring you to seek a professional Alzheimer’s care service like ours to attend to the patient’s needs in a timely manner. We can help you track the progress of the disease and map out expanded care plans.

2. Relief from stress and burden

As your loved one’s cognitive, physical and functional capabilities diminish with the progress of the disease, you tend to become overwhelmed and may even neglect your own wellbeing. The stress of caregiving can put you at increased risk of serious health issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness and burnouts.
We provide respite for family caregivers while we take up the responsibility of providing the necessary care for their loved ones. With that, you can decide to take some days or a week off for you to recharge and focus on other important things such as your family, career or business.

3. Personal Care Assistance

Some of the symptoms in the late-stages of the disease include loss of reasoning ability, decision-making ability and other critical skills which make navigating day-to-day living extremely impossible.

Our experienced and compassionate caregiver can provide personal care assistance such as:

  • Toileting
  • Bathing and 
  • Grooming 
  • Incontinence

4. Manage Changing Behavior

Family members of Alzheimer’s patients are sometimes confused when it comes to determining what constitutes a “normal behavior” as the dementia progresses. Our experienced caregivers can help you track behavior changes and create a routine to discourage outburst and agitation.

5. Maintain a Safe Environment

Creating and maintaining an appropriate surrounding is an effective way of managing your loved one’s changing behavior. For example, too much noise from TV or many people talking at once causes frustration and agitation.
The entire environment can feel suddenly strange to them, causing them to struggle to adapt. We can help provide compassionate support to help your loved one adapt to these changes, both physically and emotionally.

6. Honor who the patient was earlier in life

Although no one prays for unfortunate occurrences such as neuro-degenerative diseases, life happens. However, the fact that your loved one can no longer cater for their own needs due to an ailment doesn’t mean that their past accomplishments and honors should be forgotten.

7. Provide nutritious meals

Food and nutrients play a crucial role in Alzheimer’s care and management. We also understand that each patient is different and may require personalized diet plans. Our team comprises some of the best dieticians to provide your loved one with the right meals at the right times of the day.

8. Assist with ambulation and socialization

Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to shut your loved one out of their immediate environment. Proper mobility strategies and socialization can enliven them and enhance their health. Our dedicated team of professional caregivers can join your loved one in taking a walk either around the house or within a defined section of the neighborhood. We will create an ambulation routine to help them better understand their surroundings.

9. Transport to medical appointments and other events

Your loved one’s medical appointment schedule doesn’t have to come in your way or stop you from focusing on the things that matter to you such as your job or family. We can help transport them for medical appointments and other events. We ensure that adequate protection is provided in all of these outings.

10. Light housework and other household tasks

We help in completing light household chores such as cleaning, washing and cooking.

11. Pet Care

Many family caregivers often experience a challenge combining taking care of their loved one and their pets. But in actual sense, Alzheimer’s care has to encompass everything from the patient’s mental and physical care to proper pet care. Our team of professional caregivers will ensure that your loved one receives the best service while providing pleasant ambience for their pet to live healthily too.

12. Mental stimulation through conversation and other activities

Our expert CAREgiver will help your loved one fight boredom and help them stay mentally active by engaging in healthy conversations and other activities.
Alzheimer’s patients who are more engaged in mentally stimulating activities experience improved mental health and general well-being. Our professional caregivers are trained to establish proven and effective daily mental health exercise routines to keep your loved one’s mind active, while stimulating their brain.
While doing this, we note down our observations regarding the changes in the patient’s behavior. The information we provide can help their medical care team to determine whether there should be change in their care plan.

Dementia Care Services In Houston

It is important to note that although Alzheimer’s disease is a type dementia, not all dementia cases are Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, sudden-onset dementia, vascular dementia, Lewy Body Disease or any form of cognitive impairment, we are ready to help. An expert Caregiver from Family Tree can give your loved one with dementia the right support and care.

Here are a few things our professional dementia caregiver can offer:

  • Help cater for your loved one’s medical and personal needs. For example, a professional caregiver can study behavior changes in the patient and furnish their healthcare providers with information that may assist in better understanding of the disease as it progresses.
  • Evaluates their house and ensures that it’s safe for their needs
  • Provide nutritious meals that support their health 
  • Help them with daily household tasks such as cleaning, laundry and cooking 
  • Provide transport to medical appointments and social events
  • Monitor their movements around the house to prevent fall or injuries 
  • Prepare a physical activity routine to boost their fitness 
  • Run errands such as shopping for food, clothes and getting prescription drugs 
  • Provide company and emotional support
  • Help prevent falls and take fire safety precautions

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Getting The Needed Alzheimer’s Caregiving When It Matters Most

Alzheimer’s is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that worsens over time. For example, the memory loss at the early stages of the disease is somewhat mild, and can be easily managed by the patient through the help of their loved ones.

But over the years, the symptoms advance, making it impossible for the patient to go about their normal daily activities unaided. In the late-stage Alzheimers, the patient loses the ability to engage in an intelligible conversation and respond abnormally to their environment.

Unfortunately, there’s no known cure for Alzheimer’s yet, and only limited medical treatments are available for the symptoms. These available treatments cannot stop the disease from progressing; instead, they help slow the worsening of the symptoms.

One effective way to improve your loved one’s quality of life is through dedicated and professional caregiving.

At Family Tree In-Home Care, we’re passionate about providing the needed support and care to Alzheimer’s patients, while relieving their family members of the daily stress of looking after them. You can take advantage of our customized, personal support plan to improve the mental, physical and emotional health of your loved one.

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Alzheimer's and dementia care: What We Do To Get Results


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1. Reduce agitation

You should expect your role in taking care of a loved one to increase as the disease progresses. Sometimes, the patient expresses frustration and becomes agitated when they’re unable to navigate a particular aspect of life. On occasions like that, it’s required to be sure of what to do to reduce frustration and anxiety.

Some our best strategies in managing an agitated patient include:

  • Provide personalized schedules or routines
  • Involve the patient in getting things done
  • Provide choices in some situations, for example, in terms of what cloth to wear or the type of beverage to take.
  • Provide simple, step-by-step communication
  • Limit napping

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2. Provide flexibility

As the disease progresses to the later-stage, the person with dementia will become dependent on their caregivers. This new reality may become too overwhelming for you if you don’t have experience or formal education in Alzheimer’s care. We help reduce frustration, show understanding and tweak our plans according to their needs.

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3. Create a safe environment

Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia impair the affected person’s ability to make sound judgment or solve problems on their own. This often leads to increased chances of injury in the house. As an experienced team, we ensure that a safe environment is established to prevent common home accidents such as slip and fall and unsafe wandering. For example, we install locks on cabinets that contain anything potentially hazardous, such as guns, toxic cleaning substances and alcohol.

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4. Focus on individualized care

Each person struggling with Alzheimer’s will experience symptoms and progression differently. As a result, their needs may not be the same. We provide customized care for each of our patients to meet their medical, physical and emotional needs.

Aging At Home

The choice of where your loved one would live while struggling with dementia is as important as the quality of care they would receive. While there are many nursing homes across the country housing seniors with Alzheimer’s, only few of them are adequately equipped to provide the best quality caregiving that your loved one truly needs and deserves. Nothing compares to allowing your aged parent to age at home. This way, they can enjoy their daily routines in a familiar environment, which can help reduce anxiety and confusion. Our Alzheimer’s caregivers can help your loved one live independently at home for as long as possible.

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Support For Family Members Of An Alzheimer's Patient


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We help you prepare for the road ahead

If your parents have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you might become overwhelmed by thoughts from how their new condition is going to impact their life to the stress of managing their challenge alongside your personal life, work and family.

But you don’t have to worry over it. The only way to stay in control of the situation as the disease progresses is to start preparing for the future challenges from the moment you’re aware of the condition. This will help you reduce frustration and save you from many unpleasant surprises.

While preparing, you want to make some key decisions such as how their care needs would be met, where they would live and who would make key medical and financial decisions when the affected person is no longer able to do so.

We can provide insights about the disease, how it progresses and the best strategies you can implement to make caring for your loved one as painless and seamless as possible.

We also provide a respite service where we take up the responsibility of taking care of your loved one while you have time to take care of your business, family or career.

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We help develop a personal support plan

Taking care of a cognitively impaired senior requires great abilities to pay attention, show empathy and make meticulous plans. Here, you have to focus on your loved one’s needs and how these needs will be met. Knowing that you might not be able to do the entire job, you can reach out to other family members to provide financial and emotional support you need.
In addition, you can increase your exposure to helpful resources and join support groups. Being a member of a support group helps you to learn from the experiences of others who have endured similar challenges. This can help you overcome feelings of isolation, anxiety and hopelessness.
While running around, providing care for your loved one, you also want to make sure that you’re in sound health, both physically and emotionally.
Our team of experienced caregivers can make you make a thoughtful, and fact-backed personal support plan to make the journey of taking care of your loved one both smooth and rewarding.

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Cope with changes in communication and behavior

As your loved one’s dementia progresses, you will begin to notice changes in communication and general behavior. For example, they may start having trouble finding words, and express inappropriate outbursts. In all of these, you need to demonstrate high levels of understanding, compassion and empathy. We can help you monitor these changes and adapt our services to meet every new change in your loved one.

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We develop day-to-day routines for optimized care

You have to come up with a general daily routine to keep your loved one engaged. Not only do day-to-day routines help them socialize or move around, they ensure that caregiving runs smoothly. Robust regular activities, including daily household chores, physical exercises and sporting activities can give a sense of consistency which is beneficial to the patient. We can assist you in drawing a day-to-day routine based on the needs of your loved one.

Let Us Help You

Balancing your life, work and family while trying to take care of your parents or a cherished member of your family can easily stress you out.

At Family Tree, we provide the needed care and support to your loved one so that you can focus on other things that equally matter to you. Our compassionate and expert life care managers will guide you and your family through this trying and challenging time and provide you the peace of mind that you need and deserve.

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Our Process

Over the years, we have developed a process that makes it much easier for you and your loved one to access our service without any hassle. Given the nature of the disease, and the unsafe condition of many nursing homes, many families prefer to use private nursing services.

Our Alzheimer’s nurses are trained and equipped to provide the highest quality Alzheimer’s nursing services targeted at improving the health and wellbeing of your loved one.

At your discretion, we can create a personalized care plan for an Alzheimer’s private nurse whose primary duty is to help your loved one where more advanced medical assistance is needed.

We’re proud to have maintained a good reputation in our community for providing reliable Alzheimer’s nursing care with compassion and empathy, relieving you of the physical strain and the emotional stress of looking after your parent’s needs by yourself.

We follow the following process when assigning a private nurse to your loved one:

Assess

First things first, after contacting us, we will send an experienced private nurse to conduct a thorough head-to-toe assessment in your loved one’s home to help us understand their private nursing needs.

Match

Each individual patient's needs vary, depending on their circumstances and condition and assigning the right nurse can make a big difference in your loved one’s quality of life.

We will consult with you so you may choose the private nurse that you feel comfortable with and who has the best experience and personality to produce a great match for your parents.

Care & Support

Once you’ve selected your preferred nurse, the professional will follow a fully customized care plan, while providing full-time support to your loved one with the assistance of a registered nurse.

Why Clients Continue To Choose Us

Over the decade, we have demonstrated unwavering commitment to providing excellent client service aimed at improving the quality of life of our clients. We provide world class caregiving combined with quality private nursing services.

Our Alzheimer’s in-home private nurse provides remarkably outstanding services that can help decrease overall health related costs, improve health outcomes and reduce re-hospitalization. Our care plans are backed up by research and are designed to prevent complications or unnecessary hospitalization.

In addition, we are loved by our unique approach to Alzheimer’s care. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, we execute plans that are specifically tailored to an individual client. This allows us to reduce risk and enhance the quality of life for each client we serve.

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Trained Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Houston, TX​

Nothing gives you a rest of mind than having a dedicated team of professional Alzheimer’s caregivers who can work around the clock to ensure that your loved one gets the best care and support. We are recognized throughout Houston for our outstanding Alzheimer’s and dementia care services. We would be more than happy to work with your family. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our caregiving programs.