A Personalized Approach to Dementia Care for Seniors in Harrisburg & the West Shore area
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
Just as no two dementia cases are exactly the same, the needs of dementia clients vary with the nature of the condition they face and a host of other factors. We created unique dementia support plans that emphasize individual dignity and help keep home-living a reality. Our dementia care and elderly care plans offered in Harrisburg, Linglestown and Camp Hill emphasize the role of the family in addressing depression, anxiety, isolation, and confusion that so often accompanies dementia.
When supporting a loved one who was diagnosed with dementia, it is important to appreciate that the way they behave, speak, and recall facts will vary by the day. What causes the variation? It’s a combination of factors that includes their personality, the progression of the disorder, and their overall mental health.
Person-First Dementia Care
Appreciating the impact individualized care has in supporting those diagnosed with dementia caused FirstLight Home Care to create a highly customized Dementia Care and Elderly Care Program for individuals residing in Harrisburg, Linglestown, Camp Hill and surrounding communities. We place the needs of the individual with dementia above the limitations of their disease and construct a care plan that honors their values and personal history. We strive to engage with each person who is enrolled in our Dementia Care Program and support them as they continue to live a purpose-filled life.
This is accomplished by providing each client with a personalized booklet that asks questions about their personal history. Our goal is to get a better sense of the priorities and morals of your loved one, so that we can offer a dignified care plan that honors their individualism. What kind of information does the book focus on? Here are a few of the questions:
- What makes you happy?
- Feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
Our plan coordinators work extensively with dementia clients and rely on the answers to these and other questions when producing highly personalized daily care plans. To support your loved one while in the home care process, we involve you in our care provider selection and screening process. You will be present during the personalized consultations and will work with us as we constantly evaluate our plan’s effectiveness through focus groups, customer satisfaction surveys, and consultation councils. We ask for your feedback because we rely on it to give your loved one the best possible experience with our dementia care and elderly care services in Harrisburg, Linglestown, Camp Hill and surrounding areas.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.