A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
People with dementia are all unique based on their personal characteristics and the stage of the disease they are in. Behaviors, actions, and speech will vary from one dementia patient to the next, because the disease affects people differently and people are who they are.
Person-First Dementia Care
Because every dementia patient is unique, FirstLight Home Care SouthBay offers one-of-a-kind home care assistance in Torrance with our Dementia Care Program that focuses care on the person, not dementia. Taking into account who the dementia patient was in the past and who he/she is today, our Torrance dementia care program provides personalized treatment, ensuring that the our clients can enjoy life and live it to the fullest.
Our unique “Who I Am” questionnaire helps us truly understand who your loved one is, going much deeper than just a basic history. Questions in the booklet include:
- What upsets you?
- What makes you feel successful?
- What makes you happy?
- What makes you laugh?
Our Dementia Care Coordinators and Caregivers take the information from the questionnaire and then create a personalized plan for home care assistance for your loved one.
Beyond our unique questionnaire, FirstLight Home Care stands out from other Torrance home care assistance providers with our commitment to continual staff training, our focus on private consultations, our intense caregiver recruiting process, and our promise to integrate the plan throughout our Culture of Care. To continually improve our dementia care services and quality of care, we gather vital feedback and suggestions through:
- Focus Groups with Clients and Caregivers
- Advisory Councils
- Client Satisfaction and Feedback Surveys
Contact us for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Care and Alzheimer’s Care Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.
Proudly serving: Torrance, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Lomita, San Pedro, and El Segundo.
What do you know about Alzheimer’s?
We congratulate the cast and crew of the award winning movie “Still Alice”. The movie has raised awareness about early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in a poignant way.
Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging.
Here are ten signs of Alzheimer’s
- Memory changes that disrupt daily life
- Challenges in planning and solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images or spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdraw from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
Anyone who is experiencing these symptoms should see a doctor.
For additional information please feel free to call us at (424) 704-5330 or visit the Alzheimer’s Associations website a: www.alz.org/socal