Quality of Life for Person’s with Dementia
As a Person with Dementia it is important to me that…
I have the best possible physical wellbeing.
I have meaningful relationships,
I experience hope because my future is valued and supported,
I am excepted and understood as an individual and
I am involved in life.
“As an individual with dementia, I value some of these outcomes more than others, depending on my personal preferences. Also, my priorities are different than others who have dementia and this is honored by my care providers.”
These are the principals our dementia care program is based on.
All of us experience a hiccup in our memory at some point but this does not mean we have a form of dementia. People with early stage dementia have trouble with short-term memory; keeping track of personal belongings, paying bills, problems remembering everyday tasks that were never a problem before.
If you or a loved one is experiencing unusual memory problems consult with your doctor right away. Getting the proper diagnosis allows the maximum benefit from treatments that are available and time to properly plan for the future.
There is no cure yet for progressive forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s but there are drug treatments that can temporarily improve symptoms.
Our experience in caring for individuals with all forms of dementia show consistency is an important key to successful daily living not just for the individual diagnosed with a dementia but for their families as well.
Working with professionals who have experience in dementia and Alzheimer’s care can help you navigate through your daily life. Whether your loved one is in early-stage, middle-stage or late-stage of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, our trained and certified staff can provide the care and support you need.
ASSESSMENT, CARE PLANNING AND INVOLVEMENT OF OUR CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Our program promotes the involvement of the people we care for, their family and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Plan of Care and our service delivery, including education and support. Our program responds to the ongoing and changing needs of the person being served.
Developing an effective care plan for each individual based on a complete assessment is imperative when caring for those with dementia. Each individual should have a thorough assessment with input from the social circle that supports their care. This social circle may include the person being cared for, their family, physician, friends and our staff. The assessment process should result in a detailed plan of care outlining the areas of concern and established goals. These goals should consider the unique needs, their preferences and life history of the individual. We reassess and update the plan of care and service plan as the individual’s needs change.
We provide training for family members of individuals with dementia to ensure a successful relationship; the focus is to educate family members on how to interact on a day to day basis with their loved one with dementia. We understand how trying it can be for everyone involved but with ten (10) simple techniques we can help all family members navigate this disease with their loved one.