Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
We understand that caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to adjust to. It is a family concern and Qualicare Family Homecare can help. While we focus on enhancing the quality of life for your loved one, your family will also have the support they need from our care manager.
“I know I speak for the rest of my family when I say that the care and compassion that all of you at Qualicare Burlington have provided for our mom has been the best that we could expect. In particular Ashley's communications and professionalism with us and the friendly, personal care provided by the caregivers have been beyond what we had hoped for. Please express our appreciation to all of them.” - Marty S. (Burlington, ON)
Alzheimer’s disease is a challenging journey not only for the person with Alzheimer’s but for family members as well – see stages of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of Dementia, and characterized by cognitive challenges and memory loss that interferes with daily life.
How Qualicare Can Help?
Our educated and experienced caregivers understand the behaviours of those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Staff are trained to provide a high level of support and, a safe and personalized environment by incorporating the Qualicare core values – respect, affection, understanding and collaboration.
As Alzheimer’s and Dementia impact the whole family, Qualicare can provide the peace of mind to all family members by simply ensuring their loved one is being cared for in a respectful and professional manner. Our Care Managers carefully select caregivers based on how compatible they believe they will be with you as well as with your family members. We believe it is important for our caregivers to form a bond with their client built upon trust. We want to let you know that you are not alone and help is available.
Qualicare common Alzheimer’s and Dementia care involves:
- In-home assessment
- Safety check and Prevention to maintain a safe environment
- Personalized assistance with daily living activities
- Meal preparation and Nutritional support
- Around the clock support 24x7
How do I seek treatment for a non-healing wound?
At Qualicare, our Care Team will look at the underlying source of the non-healing wound to determine the best care and treatment. In certain cases, accumulated dead tissue may need to be removed to improve blood flow. In other cases, nutrient deficiencies may need to be determined. Many times, the underlying ailment, disease or deficiency needs to be managed with proper home care.
At Qualicare, your dedicated Care Team is carefully selected, trained and monitored by the Care Manager who have experience in Wound Care. If you want a Care Team continuously involved in the wound care and management of your loved one, then get in touch with us today.
What guidelines define a chronic, non-healing wound?
A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that doesn’t improve after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks. Chronic wounds are locked in the inflammatory state of wound healing. There are multiple explanations for their appearance and different possible diagnostic and therapeutic targets. Some examples of non-healing wounds include:
- Diabetic foot ulcers,
- Venous-related ulcerations,
- Pressure ulcers,
- Non-healing surgical wounds, and
- Wounds related to metabolic disease.
What are the causes of chronic wounds?
While a non-healing wound isn’t a disease, it is often a symptom of a disease, deficiency, infection or ailment. Several diseases and ailments can lead to chronic wounds. Some leading causes are:
- Old age
- Pressure in the body (such as pressure ulcers and bedsores)
- Antibiotic resistant bacteria
- Inadequate nutrition
- Chronic diseases such as diabetes
- Vascular inefficiencies