Caring Within "Their" World
Our Cognitive Care Companion program offers care specifically tailored for seniors who are living with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory impairment.
We strive to help our clients to live comfortably within their world, increase their quality of life and maintain their dignity. Our talented caregivers have the knowledge, skill and patience meet these challenges. They have the energy and systems to do so every day.
Plus, we require our Cognitive Care Companions to have that special something deep inside oneself - the combination of drive, compassion and courage that allows them to "cheerfully" assist someone who's memory is flickering and/or fading...even when their own heart is breaking.
On A Personal Level
Our level of personal supervision increases in proportion to the level of cognitive ability. Our services include:
- Recognizing the capabilities and identifying the needs of each individual.
- Establishing an individual routine that keeps the resident within their comfort zone.
- Allowing the resident to express themselves and live in their world. (Safety permitting.)
- Monitoring proper nutrition and adequate hydration.
- For our client's safety, we check medication containers for content, correct labeling and expiration dates.
On A Social Level
We strive to keep our senior's active and involved in the world around them as much as possible. Our services include:
- Encouraging participation in daily activities designed for memory impaired individuals.
- Communicating with family members, addressing their needs and helping them stay involved in the life of their loved one.
Past Memories Included In Care Plan
We incorporate the activities, preferences and history of seniors into the current care plan.
What Is Dementia?
Dementia is a symptom (caused by various illnesses) that makes it difficult for a person to think clearly. It can show itself as:
- Poor Judgment
- Personality Changes,
- Atypical Behavior
- Emotional Disturbances
- Loss Of Language Skills
- Impaired Motor Skills
Diseases that can have the symptom of dementia include: