Should Dementia Patients Be Cared For At Home

Dementia is a debilitating disease affecting millions worldwide. At PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community, we know that deciding between in-home care or a residential facility can be extremely difficult for family members and caregivers. While both options have advantages and disadvantages, recent research suggests that caring for dementia patients at home may be the better choice.

Benefits Of In-Home Dementia Care

  • Increased Comfort & Security
  • Reduced Cost
  • A More Personalized Care Experience

Increased Comfort & Security

Caring for dementia patients at home can help them feel more comfortable and safe. Many people with dementia become disoriented in unfamiliar environments. At home, patients can be surrounded by familiar objects and routines. It can also help patients maintain a sense of independence, which is important for their mental and emotional well-being.

Reduced Cost

In-home dementia care can be more cost-effective. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the average cost of a U.S. nursing home in 2022 was over $97,000 annually—not even for a private room! While caring for a loved one at home can require significant time and effort, it can also be less expensive than sharing a room in a facility with unwanted roommates.

A More Personalized Experience

In a nursing home, patients are seen by many staff members, making it difficult to provide individualized care. Family members and individually-hired nurses can get to know the patient’s needs and preferences at home to keep them as happy and comfortable as possible.

Challenges Of In-Home Memory Care

One of the biggest challenges of in-home care is the time and effort required, as dementia patients need constant supervision, which can prove physically exhausting and emotionally taxing. And, if your loved one sometimes experiences violent outbursts, caring for them yourself can be downright dangerous.

“Home Away From Home” — A Complete Caregiving Solution

Sometimes dementia patients progress to the point that remaining at home is no longer feasible, sustainable, or safe. In these situations, the best solution is often to find a warm and welcoming assisted living community. These communities are independent apartment units, unlike nursing home facilities. Your loved one can bring furniture, pets, and belongings to feel at home while receiving supervision and medical assistance.

Ensure Your Loved Ones Receive Top-Tier Memory Care

At PeachTree Place Assisted Living Community in Ogden, UT, we strive to create the most comfortable and natural living environment possible. Each of our residents enjoys having their own separate living space, complete with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, next-door neighbors, and frequent visits from friends and family. Contact us today to schedule a tour of the neighborhood.

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