A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
Dealing with a love-one suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be both mentally and emotionally challenging. Common symptoms like anxiety, depression, confusion and isolation could be overwhelming if you don’t understand or have never dealt with someone going through these sad circumstances. Here at FirstLight Hattiesburg, we have implemented unique Dementia and Alzheimer’s care programs to not only help the person with such devastating illness, but also your family as a whole.
Symptoms of Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease affect individuals based on who they are and their life experience. Some say if you have met someone with Dementia, it does not mean you have met them all. That is why, as FirstLight caregivers, it is important that we know the steps in dealing with someone suffering from such disease.
Person-First Dementia Care
At FirstLight, our unique approach with our Laurel and Hattiesburg Dementia Care Program is founded upon building Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care around the individual, not the disease – integrating who they were and not just who we see at the moment. As effective caregivers, it is vital that establishing an excellent rapport with each individual client is the best technique on how we gather information about them. Rest assured, our trusted caregivers at FirstLight are highly-trained in achieving this technique in effect to deliver the best care your loved one and your whole family need.
At the first step of our program, we give each client a booklet called “Who I Am”. This will serve as our preliminary source of information about our client’s basic history – which will therefore allow us to understand basic facts about your loved one:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
Through this gathered information, our Hattiesburg Dementia care supervisors and caregivers are able to implement our customized and personalized plans and techniques for daily Dementia care. Your role is a very important part in our rigorous caregiver selection process and one-on-one consultations. And to further help you through the process and ensure a more effective and always evolving Dementia care and Alzheimer’s care service that’s best for your family, we created an evaluation program through satisfaction surveys, client and caregiver focus groups, and advisory councils.
FirstLight proudly provides Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Care services to the entire Pine Belt community, including Hattiesburg, Laurel, Petal, Sumrall, Purvis, Columbia, Collins, Magee, Mendenhall, Ellisville, Moselle, Soso, Seminary, and Lumberton.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight Home Care can make a difference in your loved one’s care.