A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
At FirstLight Home Care of West Bend, we understand how difficult dementia can be for both the individual and their family members and loved ones. In developing our elderly care services and care plans for dementia and Alzheimer’s clients in West Bend, Mequon and Germantown, we take the individual and their family into consideration. We are using unique care programs to cater first to the individual and not the disease. Our caregivers are trained to help individuals cope with anxiety, confusion, depression, and the isolation most commonly associated with dementia.
Our care plans for dementia and elderly care services in West Bend, Mequon and Germantown are not set in stone, as each person is different. While dementia may affect one person one way, another person is completely different. We don’t believe the disease is where our focus should be, but rather we focus on the person and what they need most.
Person-First Dementia Care
We believe our Dementia Care Program and elderly care services here at FirstLight Home Care of West Bend are unique and not the typical standard of care seen with other programs. We strive to focus not only on what the individual needs now, but also incorporating who they were before dementia. Our individual approach focuses on support and companionship, while allowing those affected with dementia to live their live to the fullest.
Every one of our dementia clients receive a “Who I Am” booklet. The purpose of this booklet is to give insight to our caregivers. We want to know who your loved one is, what they enjoy in life, and who they really are. Basic history can only go as far as the paper it is written on. We want to know and understand who it is we are caring for. Things such as:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
At FirstLight Home Care of West Bend, we have a team of dementia care and elderly care service coordinators in Mequon and Germantown that read through and really get to know your loved one, creating a caregiving plan catered specifically with them in mind. As a family member or loved one, you are a critical member of our team, playing a role in selecting just the right caregiver. Because dementia advances and is continually changing, so are we. With regular satisfaction surveys, client and caregiver focus groups, and an advisory council, we are constantly monitoring our care and adjusting the individual program as needed.
FirstLight Home Care of West Bend provides superior dementia care and elderly care services to the Wisconsin communities of Hartford, Jackson, Slinger, Mayville, Saukville, Cedarburg, Port Washington, Germantown, Mequon, and Horicon.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.