A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
We at FirstLight Home Care understand that those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s often face tremendous challenges, including (but not limited to) feelings of anxiety, depression, confusion, disorientation, and feelings of isolation. For this reason, we have designed detailed, unique care plans specifically catered to the needs of people suffering from dementia. Our plans provide relief not only for the affected sufferer, but also for their entire family and support system.
It’s important to remember that each dementia sufferer is unique, and that is something we understand and cater to at FirstLight. There is an adage which states: “If you’ve met one person with dementia, you’ve met one person with dementia”—meaning that each person is dealing with their own individual symptoms and challenges. That uniqueness is something we respect and cater to through our dementia care and elderly care plans available in Southgate, Brownstown, Allen Park, and surrounding communities. The stage and progression of your loved one’s dementia is only part of what makes up our approach to individualized care – we also make sure to cater our services to each person’s unique identity.
Person-First Dementia Care
Here at FirstLight Home Care, we have developed a distinctive Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Care Program, of which the centerpiece is our focus on the individual themselves, rather than the disease. In this way, we are sure to include each individual’s personality into their unique care plan, integrating both who they were and who they presently are into our assistance and support. By directing our attention to person-first care, we can achieve our goal of assuring those with dementia live a comfortable life filled with meaning and contentment.
One of the ways in which we support your loved one is by providing them with a “Who I Am” booklet. This booklet allows them to provide details about themselves which go beyond simple medical history. Some of the questions we prompt them to consider are:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
The information provided will be used by our specialized dementia and Alzheimer’s care coordinators and caregivers to help them put together an individualized dementia and elderly care plan for your loved one in Southgate, Brownstown, Allen Park, or other nearby community. Additionally, we make sure that you are involved in the development and execution of our care plan for your loved one. From the very beginning, we will include you in our meticulous caregiver selection process and provide you with one-on-one consultations. Additionally, we continuously conduct evaluations of our dementia care services—through client satisfaction surveys, client and caregiver focus groups, and advisory councils—to guarantee that we always maintain the highest level of service.
Our dementia care and elderly care is available to the communities of Brownstown, Trenton, Allen Park, Southgate, Grosse Ile, Riverview, Dearborn, Wyandotte, and Woodhaven. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.