A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s and dementia have proven difficult and frustrating for both the individual in need and the care provider; at FirstLight Home Care of Lakeland and Winter Haven we implement personalized dementia care and elderly care plans to assuage the mental, social, and physical struggles associated with these diseases. These services won’t only aid in the health of the patient, but give peace of mind to the friends and loved ones of the individual.
Every individual with dementia is just that: an individual. Their mannerisms, memories, and overall behavior is different than anyone else and creates an entirely new experience to be understood by the person caring for the sufferer. These variables change and develop differently depending on the person and our staff are trained to treat the individual; not the disease.
Person-First Dementia Care
FirstLight Home Care of Lakeland and Winter Haven created its Dementia Care and Elderly Care Program to engage the individual by not just treating the symptoms, but stimulating the mind and encouraging the spirit. Our goal is to exponentially improve the quality of life by ensuring the person behind the disease is heard and catered to.
The “Who I Am” booklet is intended to create an opportunity to get to know the individual better. We strive to create a bond of trust and understand the mind of the sufferer with questions like:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
This information is used to create specialized care and daily routines that cater to the needs of the individual without using a catch-all that makes them feel too much like a patient. We also strive to include the immediate family or primary caregiver in the process so that you can be sure your loved one is getting the best care possible. You will be involved from the start; from our caregiver selection process to our continuing one-on-one consultations. We continue to gauge our treatments and care to make sure they evolve and grow with the individual to meet their needs. Through surveys to evaluate client satisfaction, focus groups including the clients and caregivers, and advisory councils, our service in Lakeland and Winter Haven provides the highest quality of ongoing dementia care and elderly care.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.