With long-term, progressive health problems, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to finding and coordinating great in-home care. Whether it’s ALS, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, individuals and their families living with a chronic condition deserve a customized, professional approach. Flexibility is key, so services and coverage can evolve over time.
Tandem Careplanning can help your family find a team of professional, pre-vetted caregivers to provide those specialty home care services. Our network includes caregivers with a range of backgrounds, skillsets, and qualifications. Beyond capabilities, we encourage our care seekers to consider what kind of person they would like to share their day with. Ultimately, every family should feel comfortable having that person in their home. Throughout this journey, our Care Team provides continuous support, so your family and the caregiver relationship can thrive.
Between 60 and 80 percent of dementia cases are due to Alzheimer’s disease and approximately 10 percent of all people over the age of 65 are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The progressive nature of this disease and the wide range of possible cognitive and behavioral changes, such as memory loss, depression, and agitation can make caring for adults with AD challenging.
Other Types of Dementia
Other common types of dementia can present challenges that are distinct from those that present with Alzheimer’s disease. For instance, people with Lewy body dementia, which affects some 5-10 percent of dementia cases, commonly experience sleep disturbances and visual hallucinations in the early stages of their disease.
ALS is a progressive neuromuscular disease that can rapidly cause a number of physical changes, such as difficulty with mobility and communication. Oftentimes, individuals are diagnosed in their 40s and 50s. Tandem caregivers can support in-home care for ALS with a range of specialized skills as the disease progresses.