Alzheimer's Care Homes in Barrie

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Families in Barrie who are looking for help for a loved one with Alzheimer's have a variety of options. You should certainly begin with the LHIN, of course, but you need also learn about a number of options in the private sector.

Listed below find Alzheimer's care in Barrie and area, including home care services and memory care facilities in Simcoe County and surrounding area.

Communities listed below are outside of Barrie

Holland Gardens  

552 Holland St W, Bradford, Ontario, L3Z 4H3

Located in the heart of a vibrant community, Holland Gardens is the perfect place to live, laugh and enjoy life. An exciting community offering a luxurious resort lifestyle, an ideal place for inspired senior living.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Delmanor Elgin Mills  

80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0L3

Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Chartwell Georgian Traditions Retirement Residence  

57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 0A3

A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Collingwood seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Memory Care

The right care at the right time

As Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, there are different kinds of care recommended at different stages of the disease. It may be customary for families to give their own time during the early stages of the disease. At every step of the way you should learn all you can about professional help available, and understand that there are many things you can learn from professional caregivers.

Non-professionals have much less understanding the effects of the disease, and you may have difficulty remaining patient and dealing with negative effects like angry outbursts. For example, in some cases, people even in early stages of dementia can have violent outbursts. Professional caregivers have special training in gentle persuasion and other person-centred care approaches. There is an increasing amount of training expected of personal care workers, and it is very advantageous to families to get as much professional help as possible. 

For families of Barrie seniors in early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, home care is a fair option to consider, as a supplement to round-the-clock attention from loved ones. Alzheimer's has a wide variety of negative effects, and these can manifest differently in different people. For example, sundowning can be a troubling sign of the movement into later stage Alzheimer's for some, while for other people it can indeed be relatively harmless and not even related to Alzheimer's. The same goes for memory loss and a variety of other signs associated with the disease. Monitoring symptom development is just one way in which it is helpful to get professional in-home help. The more professional help on, the better you will understand manifestation of your loved one's symptoms, and the progress of his or her disease. Learn all about home care for Alzheimer's sufferers.

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For those in later stages of Alzheimer's, professional retirement homes (like those listed above) offer assured care. Alzheimer's robs patients of normal cognitive functioning and memory, and patients can be extremely difficult to deal with. There is no known cure for this most common form of dementia. Care and treatment by professional Alzheimer's care providers in up-to-date facilities is the best solution for any family dealing with those in the later stages of the disease.

Care for related dementias

For the variety of related dementias, memory care facilities are also equally well-equipped to deal with these. Related dementias treated and cared for in Barrie retirement homes include Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Parkinson's, Lewy Body Dementia and much rarer disorders including Huntington's Disease and others. Learn more about related dementias cared for in memory care

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