Providing Holistic Care for Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients
When caring for patients with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, a compassionate approach can make all the difference. Here at Rose’s Agency, our mission is to provide care for dementia patients through rewarding experiences that fuel their minds and help them connect with the world around them. We work hard to help our patients become increasingly active and alert while stimulating their minds, verbal ability, and alertness levels.
As patients progress through the different stages of dementia, our caregivers use a holistic model to provide care through each stage. By combining high levels of experience with dependable patient care, we are able to effectively assist our patients and help them maintain their independence.
How We Care for Patients with Alzheimer's & Other Dementia
Helping Prevent Dangerous Behaviors
By keeping a watchful eye on dementia patients at all times, our caregiving team can help reduce the risk of wandering and falling. Wandering and falling are common occurrences for people with dementia and caregivers can be a great help in preventing these actions from happening. Our team stays alert to entry points and are quick to identify hazards that patients could hit or trip on. By integrating these preventative measures, we can help reduce the risk of falling and ensure a patient’s whereabouts are always accounted for.
Engaging Patients with Stimulating Activities
Here at Rose’s, we encourage our dementia patients to engage in energizing activities that help lift their spirits and spark happy memories. Our patients immerse themselves in creative fields such as art and music that help stimulate their brains and brighten their days.
Keeping Patients Active and Mobile
Did you know that playing someone’s favorite song can help stimulate memory? Painting and art can help patients connect to their inner imagination and find a healthy way to express themselves. These meaningful activities can be a great way to help patients come alive, engage in everyday life and remember happy times in their lives..
Properly Managing Patient Medications
People with dementia often need help taking and managing their medicines. We understand how confusing it can be for loved ones to properly understand the need, effects, and concerns behind each medication. Thankfully, our caregivers are highly experienced in these areas and can ensure patients take their medication safely and correctly.
Maintaining Healthy Eating Habits
Here at Rose’s, we use nutrition as a tool to improve the health of our patients. Diseases like dementia can be fought by eating the right foods and following a healthy diet that nourishes the brain. Our caregiving team supports patient health by shopping, cooking, and serving nutritious foods to our patients.
Providing Calming Personal Care & Improving Hygiene
We understand how important it is for dementia patients to feel like they can still do certain things for themselves. Unfortunately, patients can often forget about hygiene-related tasks or simply find them too difficult to carry out on their own. Our caregiving team has years of experience in providing personal care support while also helping patients maintain their sense of independence.
Our caregiving team has years of experience in safely driving dementia patients to their destinations. Unfortunately, it gets increasingly difficult for dementia patients to drive themselves as time goes on. Eventually, these individuals can no longer drive a car safely and need support in getting around. The caregiving team at Rose’s Agency Home Care has great expertise in transporting dementia patients and works hard to ensure each of our patients has the best possible transport for their individual needs.
Information On Dementia
Dementia ranges in severity and progresses in different stages. There are three general stages- Early, Middle, and Late. These stages can take years to advance into depending on the patient, but each stage progresses in severity and requires more and more help from a Caregiver.
During the Early Stage of Dementia, a person is still able to function. They are able to get up, get dressed and take a shower. Daily tasks are able to be completed, but they might forget things from time to time. They may need assistance with not missing any appointments and remembering to take medicine. At times, there might be increased confusion. People can spend years in the early stages.
In the Middle Stages, there is a loss of identity and independence, and the person is increasingly forgetful. They may not be able to bathe themselves and might not be able to recall certain information such as their address or phone number.
The Late Stages are the most severe. A person has a hard time walking and getting out of bed, and might even need to be lifted. Communication is difficult, and they might not want to express what they need. Additionally, they might lose memories of recent experiences and surroundings. Issues such as incontinence may arise. Around the clock care is needed.
These are symptoms that caregivers need to be especially aware of and the ability to deal with them. At Rose’s Agency Home Care, we have qualified Caregivers to work with dementia patients.
We are so very thankful that Lynne’s friend Mark referred Rose’s Agency Home Care to us. You and your staff have been there all the way for us. We could rely on you and Tashma to help her through some very difficult times. Every caregiver Tashma sent was special. All the caregivers you sent were equally special and made her life much easier. Thank you for making her end of life so peaceful. Thank you for everything!
Wendy F. / Beverly Hills