A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
Just as no two people are the same, the manifestations of dementia are different from one person to another. That’s why FirstLight of Mission Viejo’s dementia and elderly care plans are designed for the individual, not the illness.
The key to our program is listening – with our eyes, our ears, and our hearts. By studying body language and nonverbal cues, we help dementia sufferers learn to live quality lives despite feelings of fear, confusion, depression, and loneliness that distinguish their condition. At the same time, we help family members in Laguna Hills, Dana Point and additional Southern California communities understand what their loved one is experiencing and how to relate to their new reality.
Person-First Dementia Care
Everything we do at FirstLight Home Care puts the person first. Our uniquely crafted Dementia Care Program in Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills and Dana Point, builds our dementia and elderly care services around the individual, not the disease they are wrestling for control with today. The main objective of our personalized approach is returning purpose to the lives of those experiencing dementia symptoms.
Our study of each client’s history begins with the family. Our “Who I Am” booklet is designed to elicit information that will help us care for your loved one. Examples of things we like to know include:
- What brings you the most joy?
- What makes you laugh?
- What was your greatest accomplishment?
- What is your greatest source of frustration or distress?
Why do we need this information? People with dementia often remember past events more vividly than current events. Allowing someone with dementia to talk about fond memories instead of focusing on a time they cannot remember makes their day happy instead of confusing. Our dementia and elderly care coordinators and caregivers in Mission Viejo will use this history to build a trust relationship with your loved one.
We invite you to join us as we care for your loved one. You are encouraged to join us right from the start as we consider and select the right provider(s) from our excellent team. As we move forward, we will periodically come together to discuss our treatment plan. Is it working? What is working well? What could we improve on? Your input is extremely valuable.
Finally, to maintain the highest level of care for all our clients, we welcome your more general feedback. Please complete client satisfaction surveys and consider joining focus groups and advisory councils. The winners when we work together are the honored guests in this mission — our dementia clients.
FirstLight of Mission Viejo offers innovative dementia and elderly care services to many California communities including Rancho Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Dana Point, Lake Forest, El Toro, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Coto de Caza, Rancho Santa Margarita and Irvine. Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.