A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
Carefully thought out dementia care plans are crucial for helping those who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s, and at FirstLight Home Care, we’re proud to be specialized in this area. We address the accompanying confusion, isolation, anxiety and depression that can be so hard to cope with. Our programs are special because we see the bigger picture, and provide our dementia care services in the home to serve not only the individual suffering from the disease, but the whole family.
It’s important to remember that individuals experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s are still distinct individuals, behaving with their own characteristics. Each person will act differently in the way they move, talk, and even in the way they remember things. This has less to do with what stage they are at in their dementia – and more to do with their individual personality.
Person-First Dementia Care
Our Dementia Care, available to those in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and surrounding communities, is unique because we build it around the person, not just around the disease. We believe in embracing who they were, not just the individual standing before us today. At FirstLight we want to make sure that those affected by dementia live each day of their lives with a sense of purpose. To this purpose, our goal is to deliver home care assistance to those in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and surrounding areas, that is both personalized and engaging.
Each client we provide care for first gets a “Who I Am” booklet. Beyond their basic history, we want to fill in the blanks to include and understand our loved ones’ qualities, such as:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
Both the dementia care coordinators and caregivers at FirstLight use this information in a very specific way. It is compiled and analyzed to build individual dementia care plans for daily use.
We do have a rigorous process for selecting our caregivers, and we personally invite you to be a part of it to help you through the whole process. Same thing for our one-on-one consultations. We aim to deliver the best possible family experiences, and to this end, we self-evaluate continually with the information we collect from advisory councils, client satisfaction surveys, and client/caregiver focus groups.
At FirstLight, we strive to keep evolving towards excellence in providing the best dementia care and home care assistance to those living in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and surrounding communities.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.