DEMENTIA & ALZHEIMER’S
This program provides caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias with training on how to understand and cope with the many difficulties they face, such as resistance to bathing and dressing, wandering, and agitation. Emphasis is placed on ensuring high quality of life standards for the patient.
- Patient’s health, functional status and home environment assessment
- Development of an individualized care plan
- Assistance with personal care and the activities of daily living (dressing, feeding, ambulation, etc.) provided by specially trained home health aides
- Respite care to relieve family caregivers
- Informative handbook for family caregivers on problems and coping strategies
- Coordination and communication with the patient’s physician and other health care providers
- Outcomes tracking of key measures of quality of life and caregiver satisfaction
This program is staffed by home health aides who receive ongoing and thorough orientation and training, including 10 hours of intensive training on the behavioral aspects of Alzheimer’s disease.
“THE MEDICAL TEAM aides made my mother’s transition in to her new home so easy and comfortable and we greatly appreciate this. She/We think the world of the staff.”
– Adult child