A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
At FirstLight Home Care of Springfield, we serve the areas of Lorton, Alexandria, and Arlington with dementia care and elderly care services that were created to deal with the problems that are often accompanied by dementia. For people suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, feelings of confusion, depression, anxiety, and isolation can be overwhelming. Our unique dementia home care programs are designed to help the dementia sufferer and the entire family as well.
Dementia is not a one-size-fits-all disease. Each sufferer will have different symptoms and different needs. Dementia symptoms can affect the way the sufferer acts, remembers, speaks, and behaves. Its effect on each individual depends not just on the stage of the disease but also on who they are as a person.
Person-First Dementia Care
At FirstLight Home Care, we understand the importance of person-first dementia care. It’s the reason we created our innovative dementia care and elderly care program for our clients in Springfield, Lorton, Alexandria and beyond. We provide care that focuses on the individual, not the disease. Our program centers on not just the person we see today, but the person they once were. Our goal is to help dementia sufferers live a purposeful life.
We ask each client to complete a booklet called “Who I Am.” We then use that input to understand the person behind the disease. We may ask:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
The caregivers and coordinators of our dementia care program will then use that information to create individualized plans for your loved one’s daily care. We will ask for your input along the way. You will be asked to take part in the rigorous process we use to select caregivers and coordinators, including one-on-one consultations. We use client satisfaction surveys, focus groups with clients and caregivers, and advisory councils to ensure we’re providing the best possible service for the client.
FirstLight Home Care of Springfield serves the communities of Lorton, Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale, Burke, Fairfax Station, McLean, Ft. Belvoir, and Mt. Vernon with dementia care and elderly care services.