Personalized Dementia Care Services
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
FirstLight Home Care has created specialized home care assistance and dementia care plans for the communities of Mendham, Basking Ridge, Morristown, and surrounding, which focuses on helping people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia by combating the depression, confusion and sense of isolation that are all too common in these cases. In addition to aiding the dementia patients themselves, they also help the families involved deal with the stress caused by living with a dementia patient.
While many people are affected by dementia, not all dementia patients are affected in an identical fashion. Each of these people is an individual – they will speak and behave differently based on who they are and where they are in the progression of their disease.
Person-First Dementia Care
For this reason, FirstLight HomeCare has created its unique dementia care program – which uniquely bases dementia care on the specific needs of the individual – taking into account the kind of person they are and have been, not just the person we interact with today. Available to the communities of Mendham, Basking Ridge, Morristown, and surrounding, our dementia care strategy entails an engaged and personalized approach through home care assistance in which patients can live meaningful and rich lives in the comfort of their own homes.
Each client is asked to fill out FirstLight’s “Who Am I” questionnaire so that we can better understand the patient’s personal history. This allows us to know certain vital facts about the patient, such as:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
The information gathered from this questionnaire is used by our caregivers and care coordinators to create a personalized dementia care plan designed to provide for the specific and individual daily needs of the patient.
A key part of this process is the family participating in one-on-one consultations and in the process of selecting the specific caregiver they want. FirstLight has an ongoing program which monitors the effectiveness of the dementia care services we provide in Mendham, Basking Ridge, Morristown, and surrounding communities. This program includes advisory councils, satisfaction surveys and caregiver/client focus groups to ensure the best possible care for your loved one.
For specialized dementia care and home care assistance in Morristown, Basking Ridge, or surrounding areas, get in touch with FirstLight Home Care today. Our services are available to all of Morris County and Somerset County.