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.

Why Choose Tandem?

Tandem Careplanning’s network of caregivers offer expertise in a number of specialty home care services, including common neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Each has been carefully vetted and interviewed by our team. Once established, we take care of the background logistics, including taxes and paperwork, and remain engaged and available throughout your journey. That means 24/7 support from our Care Team for whatever questions, comments, or concerns that arise. 

What Specialized Home Care Services Do You Need?

Caregivers with experience managing difficult behavioral or physical disabilities may be better positioned to handle the unique challenges of certain disease states, such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and others. For some individuals, it can be reassuring knowing their caregiver has journeyed that road before.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease

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

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.

Interested in Talking to Our Care Team?

Call us at 1‑800‑370‑3377 with your questions.