In case you’re wondering, the Baker Act is known as “5150” in California, a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code that authorizes involuntary detainment of an individual when he appears to be a physical danger to himself or others. The person is detained for 72 hours maximum during which time the person is evaluated for his psychiatric condition. The act of “fifty-one-fiftying” your elderly loved ones can wreak havoc on them. All too often, seniors are traumatized and harassed after the evaluation.
A Much Less Threatening Evaluation for the Elderly
If your elderly loved one is acting out in delirium or paranoia, chances are that they are experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s, a form of dementia that is extremely common among seniors. Symptoms include the following:
- Aggressive behavior and personality changes
- Cognitive impairment
- Memory loss
- Inability to remember important dates, places and names
- Swiftly changing mood swings
- Wandering at night
- Excessive repetition of words, questions, sentences and phrases
- Inability to recognize familiar faces
A-1 Home Care in Downey will send out a care manager to conduct a free assessment so you can spare your loved one from harsh treatment in a mental institution.
Affordable 24-Hour Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
If your elderly loved one needs Alzheimer’s Care, A-1 Home Care offers 24-hour dementia care all year round. Live-in home care assistance includes cooking, cleaning, bathing, grooming, prescription pick-ups, errands, grocery shopping, patient transferring and positioning, excellent companion care, transportation to appointments in Downey and more. As one of the few state-licensed agencies in California, A-1 Home Care has been delivering exceptional in-home care services for over two decades. Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care serves to promote wellness and protect your loved ones from scam artists, fraud and theft.
Find a quality Alzheimer’s caregiver today! Call A-1 Home Care (562) 929-8400, (949) 650-3800, or (626) 219-6440.