A Personalized, Engaging Approach to Dementia Care
For Any Stage of Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s Disease
FirstLight Home Care Woodbridge also has plans for those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s. Those suffering from such conditions often experience anxiety, depression, isolation, and confusion. Loved ones need both care and a nurturing touch, which FirstLight provides. The programs offered are also targeted to aid the family of the person with dementia or Alzheimer’s, who suffers along with them.
No dementia care or Alzheimer’s care plan can fit every person. Those with dementia or Alzheimer’s speak and act differently than others with the disease. Each needs to be treated with a personal touch; each person we care for has different needs depending on their dementia stage and the personality they have.
Person-First Dementia Care
Keeping this individuality in mind, FirstLight Home Care created a Dementia Care Program in Woodbridge that focuses on the individual, treating them like a person and not a disease to be managed. It is important to engage those with dementia or Alzheimer’s in a way that treats them like a person and allows them to still live a life or purpose. By engaging with the person with dementia, home care moves from managing a disease to tending to the specific needs of the person cared for.
Every client receives a “Who I Am” booklet aimed at giving us answers to questions that really help us know the client, like:
• What makes you happy?
• Feel accomplished?
• What distresses or frustrates you?
Using the information in this booklet, our Woodbridge dementia care and Alzheimer’s care coordinators make a unique daily care plan. But client participation does not stop after personalization: one-on-one consultations and caregiver selection makes you a part of your loved one’s care. To hold us accountable and ensure the best care, we continue this process with client satisfaction surveys, focus groups, and client advisory councils. The goal is to ensure that you are satisfied that your loved one is receiving the dementia care and Alzheimer’s care they need in Woodbridge, Burke and the surrounding communities of Fairfax, Station, and Clifton.
Contact us below for more information on how FirstLight’s Dementia Care Program can make a difference in your loved one’s care.