A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
At FirstLight Home Care of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, our holistic approach to dementia care, benefits the entire family. We will work with you to develop customized dementia care plans that are unique for your family member based on his or her specific needs. Individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease often experience anxiety, depression, confusion, and feelings of isolation. Our individualized care plans help to decrease these feelings and improve the overall well-being of your loved one.
FirstLight Home Care understands that dementia does not define who your loved one is. We recognize the uniqueness of all individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and know that there is so much more to them as a person than their diagnosis. This is why our unique care program is tailored specifically to your family member.
Person-First Dementia Care
FirstLight Home Care of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene will work with you and your loved one to develop a plan of care that is specific to him or her. With our Dementia Care Program we recognize and honor the unique individual they were before the disease.
To do this, we work with you to create a “Who I Am” booklet about your loved one. This booklet goes beyond the basic health history, and gives our caregivers a true picture of your family member. We ask questions such as:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
This information is gathered by our specially trained dementia care coordinators to create customized care plans for your loved one’s care. We encourage you to assist with the selection of the caregivers for your family member through a thorough selection process that we use, followed by individual interviews. To ensure that your family member continues to receive the best possible dementia care, we offer regular surveys, and the chance for you to provide feedback through advisory councils and focus groups.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.