A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
When providing dementia care, it is crucial to consider not only the dementia sufferer but the entire family. One of the specialties of FirstLight Home Care of Clarksville and Hopkinsville is the dementia care and elderly care services we have developed. These services cater to the unique difficulties that dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers face, such as anxiety, depression, and confusion.
Each person who has dementia will present the disease differently. Some individuals may be very friendly and amiable; others may have difficulty communicating. Contrary to popular belief, this is not only due to the stage of dementia. Each individual’s personality strongly influences the manner in which dementia affects them and their behaviors.
Person-First Dementia Care
FirstLight Home Care provides the communities of Clarksville, Pleasant View and Hopkinsville with a dementia care program that caters directly to each individual client, in order to continue infusing purpose and meaning into their lives. The most crucial component of this program is focusing on the characteristics that make our clients unique and special, so we can see them as they are and beyond the effects of the disease and use this knowledge to focus on their well-being.
As part of our comprehensive program, each client or their family completes a “Who I Am” booklet complete with helpful information about what makes them unique, such as:
- What things or activities make you happy?
- What makes you laugh?
- When do you feel accomplished?
- What stresses you out or makes you frustrated?
The information in this booklet is then used by our caregivers in order to personalize each client’s daily care plan. Combined with satisfaction surveys and focus groups, FirstLight Home Care provides the communities of Clarksville, Pleasant View, and Hopkinsville with comprehensive dementia care and elderly care services that are perfectly designed to accommodate clients with dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases, as well as serve their families as best as possible.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.