Alzheimer’s Care Ottawa

Caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is overwhelming, yet being able to provide proper Alzheimers’s care is essential for both your peace of mind and the health of your loved one.

Qualicare understands the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and we are here to help you navigate the different stages and symptoms while also allowing you to maintain a sense of well being. We are here to support you through this, and will help you become an informed and empowered caregiver.

Family HomeCare

At Qualicare, we believe in the importance of family. While our main focus is on the individual living with Alzheimer’s, we don’t forget about the family members who are affected as a result. Our experienced caregivers will take on additional duties from the family to give you a much needed break and to ensure that you can spend time with your loved one. Our goal is to always create a more peaceful environment for the whole family. With our team on your side, you can rest assured that family time with be quality time.

Nurse Managed Care

In order to consistently deliver the best care, all of our care is managed by nurses. Our nurse managers ensure that our caregivers are meeting our high standards and that priorities are clear. They also offer continuous monitoring, oversee daily practices, and provide feedback in order to ensure that their quality of care is constantly reaching our high standards and that patients are always satisfied.

Continuity of Care

We feel it is very important to offer a consistent caregiver that often develops a working relationship or bond that allows them first hand knowledge of each person’s behaviours, and how best to respond to them in a calm and effective manor.

Having well-educated, consistent and experienced caregivers can allow a person with Alzheimer’s to stay at home safely with the dignity and attention they deserve.

About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a challenging journey, for both the person diagnosed and their family members and loved ones. People with Alzheimer’s generally advance through increasingly debilitating stages, each requiring more involved levels of care.

Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by cognitive decline and memory loss that greatly interferes with all activities of daily life. This disease progressively weakens the thought processing abilities causing communication problems and drastic changes in mood and behaviour.

Alzheimer’s disease has a large impact on the whole family. It steals our loved ones a little more each day. Qualicare Ottawa can assist by lessening the impact by helping families provide the Alzheimer’s care they need.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of my grandparents is becoming very forgetful and/or clumsy. Is this Alzheimer’s?

There could be a number of reasons for this, but a likely candidate is early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Those exhibiting symptoms may have done so as many as several decades ago, but it’s likely that the signs weren’t significant enough to be noticed. With that said, it’s best to avoid acting based on assumptions; your best bet is to request specialized testing for an accurate diagnosis from a medical expert. Our team is happy to assist in this regard, providing compassionate and expert care.

Are all cases of Alzheimer’s the same in terms of severity?

Every case of Alzheimer’s disease has the potential to become emotionally and mentally crippling over time, but symptoms vary from person to person. Some can go their whole lives without showing signs then suddenly decline mentally, while others may show indications of the disease at work from a relatively young age.

How does Qualicare Ottawa deliver better care for Alzheimer’s disease?

Our primary focus is to keep patients comfortable, safe, and treated like family. We’re dedicated to a dignity-preserving approach to Alzheimer’s care that works to address symptoms as best as possible, all while helping loved ones feel right at home. Family members and friends who are close to the patient also benefit from transparent, honest communications with our team of experts in addition to dedicated support, which can be important as symptoms intensify.

Can Alzheimer’s be stopped with proper care?

The nature of the condition is similar to the spread of fungal spores – it travels throughout the brain and aggressively targets critical regions. This is an unpredictable and complex disease with varying consequences on one’s mental health and cognitive functionality. While past experience has shown that the progression of Alzheimer’s disease is irreversible, some recently developed treatments have shown promising results in arresting its progress and, in some cases, reversing the symptoms, especially for the early-onset cases. Qualicare Ottawa can collaborate with clients who have the interest to explore these new treatments. In any case, we promise that our team is expertly trained to do our very best in helping affected loved ones feel safe and comfortable through stimulation, attentive care, and social interaction.

How We Can Help

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming. We can help. Our educated and experienced caregivers understand these behaviors and can provide safe, personalized, nurse monitored care at home.

Contact us for a free one-hour in-home assessment with a Qualicare Ottawa care manager. We’ll answer your questions and help ensure you receive the Alzheimer’s care that your family needs. If you’re facing behaviours or related issues (including wandering, agitation, aggression, incontinence, and falls) we can offer experienced advice and coping strategies for day to day activities.

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