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Laura Ingalls Wilder once said, "home is the nicest word there is." This may be especially true for individuals affected by Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. The famiiar surroundings of home can play an important role in managing cognitive diseases. 

Where do we fit in? Home Instead Senior Care of Prince Edward Island can provide compassionate, high quality memory care right in the comfort of home.

All of our Alzheimer’s and dementia CAREGivers take part in our unique and critically acclaimed training program called CARE: Changing Aging through Research and Education. As pioneers in this field, Home Instead Senior Care developed the highest quality dementia caregiver training program available. We have helped change the way people live with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. We understand that for many, home is the most comfortable place to be. Home Instead Senior Care can be part of the puzzle in helping you (or your loved one) stay living at home. 

Alzheimer's Care Services

Alzheimer's disease affects more than just the individual. It impacts whole families. Managing and coping with this progressive disease requires unlimited amounts of patience, empathy and compassion. Our professional caregiving provides individualized care and gives back the family some time to recharge. Our CAREGivers offer an expanded array of services, including:
  • encouragement to be independent as much as possible
  • personal care assistance like toileting, bathing and grooming
  • maintaining a routine to alleviate agitation and/or outbursts
  • providing mental stimulation through conversation 
  • maintaining a safe and secure environment
  • managing challenging behaviours
  • adapting the level of care as the disease progresses
  • providing nutritious meals
  • assisting with ambulation and socialization
  • tranportation to medical appointments and other errands
  • light housework and household tasks
  • pet care
Call us at 902-367-3868 to learn more about our specialized Alzheimer's care and how it can help you or your loved one continue to enjoy life in the comfort of  home. 

Community Education

​​​We believe that by providing education to our community, we can all become better leaders in caring for those diagnosed with dementia. Our Care Coordinators and Community Educators put on Free training across the Island throughout the year for the public. Whether you're caring for a loved one or are interested in learning more about forms of dementia, we are happy to visit your community and provide training.

Dementia Care Services 

Although Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia, it doesn't mean that all dementia's are Alzheimer's - it is just the most common. Other dementia's include vascular, early onset, lewy body, Parkinson's related dementia etc. Regardless, our professional CAREGiver's can help. 

Some of the benefits of professional dementia include:

  • In the early stages, individuals may only need wake up or tuck in services. As the disease progresses however, care needs change. We will work with you and adapt the care plan as needed. 
  • Dementia has the potential to take a significant toll on family caregivers. Our CAREGiver's can provide unwavering compassionate care while family takes some much needed time off to refresh and rejuvenate. 
  • As dementia progresses, there might be questions that arise surrounding the various components of the disease. Our CAREGiver's can share their knowledge and experience to ease concerns and the unknown. 

Grants Available 

Hilarity for Charity® and the Home Instead Senior Care® network are working together to award home care grants to those providing care to their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. The home care grants will be awarded across the United States and Canada. While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, there is care. The goal of the home care grant is to provide exceptional home care to families affected by this disease, and to give these families support and rest.

You can find out more and apply for grants online at ​​​​Hilarity for Charity/Home Instead Grant

Parkinson's Care Services

After Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in North America. Home Instead Senior Care of Prince Edward Island offers specialized caregiving services to individuals and their families affected by Parkinson's. 

Parkinson's disease produces physical symptoms like tremors that get worse over time. Professional in home caregiving can improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's, including:

  • In home assistance enables one to stay in their own home. Our specially trained CAREGiver's can help meet the unique needs of individuals with Parkinson's. 
  • With the inevitable progression of the disease, adapting to a loss of physical function may become a struggle. Our CAREGiver's provide compassionate support to assist in adapting physically and emotionally to these changes. 
  • We can provide personal cre, like toileting and bathing with both dignity and respect. 





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