Providing Dementia Care Services to Melbourne and the Surrounding Areas
Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior changes that interfere with daily living. The disease affects every individual differently, so it is important to find the right dementia help for a loved one who has been diagnosed.
FirstLight’s compassionate caregivers have experience caring for adults with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Each caregiver is trained to help monitor and manage symptoms and adjust the level and type of dementia care services accordingly.
Individualized Dementia Care
Our personalized dementia care services are designed to focus on the client, not the disease. Our goal is the same as yours – we want your loved one to live a life of purpose.
We know how important it is to establish a familiar, stable environment for a person living with dementia. That’s why together with your loved one we complete a booklet that provides us with details about their personal history, likes, dislikes, preferences, and much more. We want to find out what makes them happy, frustrated and anxious, and what activities they enjoy. We want to learn who your loved one really is, not merely as a person with dementia.
We also understand how overwhelming and even frightening behavior changes brought on by dementia can be for families. You want peace of mind knowing your loved one feels safe and secure and that they are receiving the same loving care you would provide for them. Our dementia care services can help alleviate the burden and fear families often have.
You, the family, are integral to the dementia care we provide for your loved one. We’ll ask you to participate in finding the right caregiver match for your loved one and to provide ongoing feedback.
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Jack needs help with daily activities like eating and mobility. His caregiver, Cynthia, provides personalized support focused on Jack, not his dementia. This allows him to remain in the comfort and familiarity of his own home.
Frequently Asked Questions
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