Our Personalized Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
The characteristics of dementia change depending on who is affected by this disease. Each individual will talk, remember, and behave differently, in part because of what stage of dementia they are affected by, but also because of who they are as a person.
FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston has developed its Dementia care and Alzheimer’s Care Program with this in mind, building the care around the person and not the disease, and taking into consideration who they were before the disease. Our goal is to make sure those affected with dementia or Alzheimer’s are met with a personalized and engaging approach, enabling them to live their lives with joy and purpose.
We offer our “Who I Am” booklet to interested clients. When completed, the booklet helps us to better understand many more things about your loved one, beyond their basic history, such as:
- What makes you laugh?
- What makes you happy?
- What makes you feel accomplished?
- What distresses or frustrates you?
Our Needham-based Dementia Care Coordinators and Caregivers can use this personal information to build a specific, individualized plan for your loved one’s daily care, to ensure the experience is as comfortable as possible.
Our attention to a personalized plan is not the only way we are different from other Needham, Newton, and Wellesley area Alzheimer’s care and Dementia care companies.
We also focus on a rigorous caregiver selection process–including the hiring of caregivers with extensive dementia care experience–continuous training, and one-on-one consultations. The personalized plans are implemented not only throughout our Culture of Care, but also from continuing evaluations of its influence with:
- Client Satisfaction Surveys
- Client and Caregiver Focus Groups
- Advisory Councils
Proudly serving the West Suburban Boston communities of Needham, Newton, Brookline (not including 02445), Wellesley, Weston, Wayland, Lincoln, Concord, Bedford, Medfield, Dover, Westwood, and Dedham– and Boston neighborhoods including the Back Bay, South End, Downtown, Seaport District, South Boston, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury.
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.