A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
At FirstLight Home Care of The Shoreline we understand that dementia can have a large impact on the dementia sufferer as well as the entire family. We have developed a unique program that helps people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia cope with all of the confusion, isolation, anxiety and depression that can occur. Our dementia care and elderly care services in Branford, Wallingford and Guilford help the family as a whole.
Each person experiences dementia differently. Each person will remember differently, act differently and talk differently. At FirstLight Home Care we take into consideration who the person was before they were diagnosed, as well as who they are today to provide the best care for each individual.
Person-First Dementia Care
The goal of our Branford, Wallingford and Guilford dementia care and elderly care services, is to ensure those who have dementia, as well as those around them, live their lives with purpose. We developed our unique and individualized Dementia Care Program to support the individual person behind the disease, not just what the disease shows us.
We develop a “Who I Am” booklet for each individual that allows us to learn more than just the basic health history of the person. We want to learn personal details that help us provide the best care such as:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
The information from the “Who I Am” booklet will be used to make a specific plan to assist our highly-trained caregivers in providing the most personalized care, every day. We take steps to ensure that family members are involved every step of the way. We include you in our rigorous caregiver selection process and one-on-one consultations. Not only is the selection process rigorous, we focus on continually improving our services by evaluating the effectiveness. You will be involved with evaluation through advisory councils, client and caregiver focus groups and client satisfaction surveys.
FirstLight Home Care of The Shoreline provides the communities of Branford, Wallingford, Guilford, Madison, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Saybrook, Lyme, Old Lyme and Essex with dementia care and elderly care services.