Specialized Care For A Special Disease
Dementia is NOT just memory loss. It impacts the entire brain. As a very complex brain function, memory is often affected. But dementia impacts how someone processes information, controls emotions, thinking, reactions, and responses.
Dementia demands specialized care.
Our ability-based approach is based on Positive Approach to Care®. We provide care for the dementia client “where they are” with their disease using a specialized care plan and approach v. a clinical-based (“what can’t they do”, what “stage” are they in) model. We help family members “shift focus” and help them to understand how the disease is impacting their loved one.
We employ several specialized dementia care resources.
Dementia Focused Activities
We build a personalized activity plan and engage their motor, cognitive, social and sensory skills.
Types of activities include:
– Productive: Give sense of value and contribution
– Fun/Entertaining: Excite their senses
– Self Care: ADL (Activities of Daily Living) they can do safely
– Rest/Restoration: Ways to restore mind, body and spirit.
Dementia Resource Guide
– Dementia background
– Care/Caregiver tips
– Dealing with challenging situations
Family Dementia Training
We realize you have lots of questions. We offer a free, 30 minute, one-on-one training with our Positive Approach to Care® Certified Independent Dementia Trainer. In person or Zoom—your choice.
The sessions goals are:
– Discuss your specific issues
– Discuss dementia basics and how they impact care
– Discuss care options
– Answer questions
How Much Does it Cost
We offer our dementia resources for FREE with our services.
You can get a customized, free Care Plan estimate with our Care Calculator. We offer short visits, overnights to 24×7 care.
Our care is 1:1, fully attendant care, unlike assisted living and memory care communities where aide ratios can be as high as 15-30 residents to 1 aide. And your loved one gets to stay in their current home making assess and visits simple.
For the cost of high-end memory care, you could get upwards of 320 hours of care a month. Our care is privately paid or using long term care insurance, just like Assisted Living and Memory Care communities.