The first questions you might want to ask yourself before choosing a caregiver for your family member is, would I be comfortable having this person caring for me?
What is his/her knowledge of my illness?
How familiar is he/she with my behavior pattern as I experience the different changes in condition?
How well read is he/she on research and other related efforts being tackled through science? What are the new developments in treatment and how well can this knowledge be used as he /she executes their duties?
Is he/she a silent abuser?
Does he/she possess a burning passion, a desire for seniors?
Or could it just be a JOB?
The tell tale signs are usually there, it is up to you to seek and find the appropriate caregiver that will fit the moment, that will understand the changing needs of your family member who is battling the various changes and the decline caused by Alzheimer’s Disease...
Andria P. Harris, CEO
The Quilted Shield Dementia Living Communities