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As we get older, life brings forth many unexpected challenges. The challenge of living independently and completing day to day operations becomes more apparent. In most cases, family and friends have personal commitments or live long distances away, leaving you to make difficult decisions about your current living conditions. If you are like most seniors, you prefer to remain in the comfort of your home.

Besides, HOME is a special place; the place that harvests all your memories. Although the decision to remain in your home is a favorable one, it comes with many challenges. That’s when TLC Your Way can offer you peace of mind when little things become big obstacles. Our services provide personalized non-medical home care for individuals needing assistance with activities of daily living. Our compassionate caregivers provide a wide range of non-medical services — from companionship, preparing meals, to hands-on personalized care. This assistance alleviates the challenges of living independently.
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We provide personalized care, which is tailored to meet the needs and desires of our clients. Our dedicated caregivers are available from few hours a day to 24 hours, seven days a weeks including holidays. TLC Your Way provides you with the assistance you need to allow you to live independently in the comfort your own HOME.

We Provide Peace of Mind When Small Things Become Big Obstacles.

Communication with Alzheimers Dementia

Communicating with Alzheimers Dementia

Tryying to communicate with a person who has Alzheimer’s Dementia can be a challenge. Both understanding and being understood may be difficult. Below are some helpful hints:

A. Choose simple words and short sentences using a gentle, calm tone of voice.
B. Avoid talking to the person with Alzheimers Dementia like a baby or talking about the person as if he or she were not there.
C. Minimize distractions and noise, such as the television or radio, to help the person focus on what you are saying.
D. Call the person by name, making sure you have his or her attention before speaking.
E. Allow enough time for a response. Be careful not to interrupt.
F. If the person with Alzheimer’s Dementia is struggling to find a word or communicate a thought, gently try to provide the word he or she is looking for.
G. Try to frame questions and instructions in a positive way.

Take your time and practice patience.

Tips for Caregivers – Alzheimers Dementia

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease at home is a difficult task and can become overwhelming at times. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. Research has shown the caregivers themselves often are at increased risk for depression and illness, especially if they do not receive adequate support from family, friends, and the community.

One of the biggest struggles caregivers face is dealing with a difficult behavior of the person they are caring for. Dressing, bathing, eating, basic activities of daily living often become difficult to manage for both the person with AD and the caregiver. Having a plan for getting through the day can help caregivers cope. Many caregivers have found it helpful to use strategies for dealing with difficult behaviors and stressful situations. Through trial and error you will find that some tips work, while others do not. Each person with AD is unique and will respond differently, and each person changes over the course of the disease. Do the best you can, and remind yourself to take breaks.

Courtesy: Caregiver Guide – National Institute on Aging

TLC Community Update Feb 2015

From our Family to Yours:

Recent changes have occurred within our company so that we can continue to provide excellent care to those of you that need our services and reach out to those that are inquiring about all the many services that we provide.

Great News!!!  TLC has recently acquisition two companies in the York County, SC area, HALO and Home Helpers. While they provided excellent care to those utilizing their services, we are in hopes that our dedication to the well-being and commitment to the community will allow us to continue the wonderful services already being provided and allow us the chance to offer a wider range of services to the same community in not only York County, SC but in Lancaster County, SC and Chester County, SC as well.

With are compassionate team of caregivers and RN’s, well trained and knowledgeable administrative team, extensive list of services provided and 24-hour availability, we feel sure that we can offer service second to none. Please take a moment to look at all that we are offering to the community and if you have any questions or inquiries, do not hesitate to call. As stated in our mission statement “Caring is our Promise to YOU!”

*Personalized Care Plans that are driven by the individual needs

*Consistency in Caregivers

*24 hour 7 days a week availability

*Housekeeping and Meal Preparation

*Hourly and Live-In Care

*Alzheimer, Dementia and Respite Care

*Affordable, Comfortable, Chauffeured Transportation Services

*FREE In Home or Facility Presentation of Services

*Home Concierge Service

Once again,  if you have any questions please give us a call.  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Warmest Regards,

Your TLC Your Way Home Care Team

Why care for your loved one at home?

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