On Call Care Services, LLC offer the very best, compassionate care for persons of all ages. It is our goal to improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of our clients, and that’s exactly what we do every day.
We know how to properly monitor and serve our clients and their families. We are entrusted by family members and take this responsibility very seriously. When you use On Call Care Services, LLC. You should feel comforted in knowing that you or your loved one is receiving the very best and most reliable home care services.
Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. With a number of services and experienced in-home care providers, we can tailor a program specifically for the needs of each client. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals
As a full-service family-owned and operated homecare agency, On Call Care Services prides itself on customer satisfaction and employee retention. With office locations strategically placed throughout Missouri Kansas area, On Call Care Services can effectively provide services to virtually any community within our service area.
On Call Care Services is providing care to over one thousand patients throughout MO & KS. We’re large enough to ensure your loved ones receive competent homecare services but small enough to do the little extras to earn and keep your business.
Recognized as a leader in the homecare industry, On Call Care Services will go the extra mile to confirm that your family member’s needs are met and to provide the best level of care possible throughout their homecare experience.
We are here to help our clients achieve the best quality of life possible. We understand that one solution does not fit every situation so we take the time to listen and learn about each client’s needs and preferences. This enables us to tailor a care program that maximizes the client’s independence and dignity.
Understandably, most seniors prefer to stay in the familiar comfort of their own homes. This is more doable than you may think. We can arrange for medical and non-medical visits from registered nurses, physical therapists, social workers and home care aides
Your best friend just called to tell you that your favorite teacher can no longer recall the current month or day of the week. Your neighbor who used to love cooking elaborate meals now becomes overwhelmed just trying to choose her breakfast cereal. The father of four from your church, who just celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary, can no longer recognize his wife or children. These people, along with their families, are all experiencing the devastating effects of dementia, a disease that is projected to affect 13.5 million Americans and 1.2 million Canadians by mid-century.
What is Dementia?
Characterized by memory loss and a cognitive decline that interferes with daily life, dementia progressively weakens a person’s thought processing ability, ultimately causing drastic changes in mood, behavior and memory.
Today, Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects close to six million people in the U.S. and Canada. Despite its prevalence, Alzheimer’s and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. Alzheimer’s causes irreversible changes to the brain that result in problems communicating, thinking, and taking care of basic needs.
Although Alzheimer’s disease currently has no known deterrent or cure, specific methods of care can help manage the symptoms of dementia. For example, maintaining routines and simplifying tasks may reduce fear and confusion. WebMD also suggests that a caregiver adapt activities and a routine to allow the person with Alzheimer’s to participate as much as possible.
As the stages of dementia progress, the person affected will require increasing amounts of care. In the early stages, according to Caring.com, people with Alzheimer’s typically have both “good” days when you don’t notice unusual behavior, and “bad” days when they forget they have a pie in the oven, or call you in a panic because they have been driving around for an hour unable to find the local grocery store. It’s important to watch out for “bad day” situations like these as they will only become more frequent and dangerous, clearly indicating a need for more supervision. Web MD suggests you should take steps to remove things that could endanger your loved one, such as hiding the car keys and matches. In advanced stages, people with Alzheimer’s may begin to wander, or they may become hostile and violent at times, posing a danger to themselves and others. A caregiver can create a safer environment and help minimize their source of frustration to reduce wandering or hostile behavior.
How On Call Care Services Can Help
The services provided through On Call Care Services are an invaluable solution to help your loved one cope with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia at home.
Symptoms vary as the disease affects each person differently, but individuals with Alzheimer’s inevitably advance through increasingly debilitating stages, requiring progressively more intense levels of care.
Knowing some of Alzheimer’s warning signs can help you identify when changes taking place in your loved one go beyond typical age-related changes and may signify the effects of brain disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, occasionally misplacing items, temporarily getting confused, or forgetting someone’s name but remembering it later are all typical age-related changes. Signs that point to Alzheimer’s may be similar but more severe, including:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Changes in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
If you observe one or more of these 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s in your loved one, please talk to a medical professional.