A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
At FirstLight Home Care Columbus we believe that providing quality dementia care requires an understanding that if you have met one person with dementia, you have only met one person. That means that each case of dementia is different and each person presents with dementia differently. Each individual we assist that has dementia will talk, act, remember, and behave differently than any other individual with the same diagnosis, because they are who they are, no matter what. FirstLight has developed a unique Dementia Care Program based around that idea. We build our system of care around the individual, not the disease. We incorporate who that person was in the past with the person we see presented to us today. We provide a personalized and engaged approach with the ultimate goal being to ensure those affected by this disease live the rest of their lives with purpose.
Each client will receive a “Who I Am” booklet to be completed with the intention to gather not just their history, but a real sense of who they are as a person. We want to understand things about your loved one such as:
- What makes you happy?
- What makes you laugh?
- What makes you feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
Care Coordinators and Caregivers then use this information to build a specific and individualized dementia and Alzheimer’s care plan for your loved one’s daily care.
How are we different from other home care companies? FirstLight utilizes a rigorous caregiver selection process in addition to requiring on-going training and one-on-one consultations with our clients and staff. We implement this plan throughout our Culture of Care, but we continue to evaluate its effectiveness with:
- Client Satisfaction Surveys
- Client and Caregiver Focus Groups
- Advisory Councils
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight Columbus’ Dementia Care Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.