Alzheimer's Care: Is it Safe to Leave Dad Alone?

Alzheimer's Care: Is it Safe to Leave Dad Alone?

One of the toughest decisions a caregiver will ever make is whether to leave a patient inflicted with Alzheimer’s disease alone.

We have all seen the news, or the “Silver Alerts” posted on those electronic highway signs, especially those of us who live in West Palm Beach or on the Treasure Coast in Florida. Alzheimer’s patients are constantly going missing and sadly ending up in dangerous or fatal situations.

Every day, we hear stories about people’s loved ones who have simply disappeared. The effect of having to watch somebody constantly, however, can have a devastating effect on the families and caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. It’s a really tough scenario, you can’t leave Mom alone, but you have to go to work or shopping or any number of things that normal people do on any given day. So the question arises, “where can I turn for help?”

Home Care for Alzheimer’s Patients

Home care or non medical in home care can include a variety of services that will improve the quality of life for your loved one, most importantly, never being left alone. Other home care services can include a variety of everyday tasks such as…

  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Companionship
  • Medication reminders
  • Food preparation
The list of non medical home care services goes on and on but the vital component here is that your loved one lives a much higher quality of life, and frankly, so can you. If you are wondering whether it is safe to leave someone alone, it may be best to seek the advice of care professional who can guide you in making the right decision.