A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
At FirstLight Home Care, we understand that dementia affects more than just the person that’s plagued by the disease. Often entire families struggle as they watch a loved one face a host of challenges. While memory loss is a tremendous component, Alzheimer’s and dementia oftentimes result in anxiety, stress, depression, and loneliness. We work with you to develop a care plan to address the whole picture and provide your loved one with the help they need.
Perhaps even more than most illnesses, Alzheimer’s and dementia affect each individual in totally unique ways. Personality, living situation, life history, family connection, stage of illness, and other physical and psychological issues can all play a role in how an individual experiences Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Person-First Dementia Care
At FirstLight Home Care, we developed our dementia care and home care assistance programs for those in need in Pensacola, Navarre, and surrounding Emerald Coast communities, to address the care needs of each individual precisely because each situation is different. The goal of the program is to consider the whole person, including their interests and passions before their diagnosis, and create a plan allowing them to live with dignity and meaning.
Utilizing a team approach, our dementia care coordinators and caregivers work with you to create these personalized plans. An important piece of the puzzle is the “Who Am I?” booklet. More than a cursory history, we want to know who your loved one really is. We ask important questions like:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
You will be involved in every aspect of the development of the care plan, from telling us all about your loved one’s past and present to helping choose a caregiver that is a good fit for your family. And since needs and situations change over time, the plan is always evolving based on feedback from client satisfaction surveys and advisory groups.
If you or a loved one is in need of dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, or home care assistance in Pensacola, Navarre, or surrounding Emerald Coast communities, get in touch with us today. Our care services can help ensure you and your loved ones receive the much-needed support to ensure your comfort and safety.