A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
At FirstLight Home Care of Elgin and Algonquin, our specialized approach to dementia and elderly care allows us to utilize the best practices and strategies when working with a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease in St. Charles, Huntley and other Illinois cities. Often, this disease will bring about changes in mood and behaviors such as anxiety, depression, increased confusion, and isolation. Understanding the signs and symptoms has enabled us to develop unique programs to not only benefit the person with dementia but provide support to the family as well.
The progression of dementia varies from person to person. Each individual will demonstrate different levels of understanding with how they speak, act, remember and behave. We know that the individual may not be the same person you remember them to be, but we will provide them with respect and dignity for the person they still are.
Person-First Dementia Care
At FirstLight Home Care work on understanding who the person once was, not just seeing the person as someone with dementia. Through an engaging and personalized dementia and elderly care approach in St. Charles, Huntley and several other communities, we see the person as an individual who still has purpose and value.
Each client will receive a “Who I Am” booklet. This booklet will provide details to questions beyond your basic personal history. Some sample questions include:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
Our FirstLight Home Cares dementia specialists use the answers provided from this booklet to develop a person-specific plan of care for each individual. Through our rigorous caregiver selection process, we ensure our clients and their family members are involved and participate in one-on-one consultations. We perform ongoing evaluations in St. Charles, Huntley and other communities to assess our dementia and elderly care services and their effectiveness by the use of client satisfaction surveys, focus groups, and advisory councils.
FirstLight Home Care of Elgin and Algonquin provides the communities of St. Charles, Huntley, Carpentersville, West Dundee, South Elgin and Wayne with exceptional dementia care and elderly care services.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.