Custom Alzheimer’s Care
Community of Connections
Individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia feel love through comfort, attachment, inclusion, occupation and identity. We become their Community of Connections. Our goal is to enable our residents to function at their highest level possible, for as long as possible.
H.O.P.E Care Model
Our care model is called H.O.P.E., which stands for Honoring Our Past Everyday. How we provide service in the four key areas of physical environment, social environment, medical treatment and caregiving is what sets us apart from other Alzheimer’s care providers.
2: Social Environment
The second aspect of H.O.P.E. is social environment. We want our residents to engage in activities they enjoy and have a relaxed rhythm to their day. Our private dining allows for each patient to choose from several meal options, and each resident receives a customized itinerary each day based on cognitive functional level. We pay close attention to reactions and engagement to music, television shows, and outdoor activities like bird watching. If there is an activity or hobby they love, we want to help them engage every day.
1: Physical Environment
The physical environment lays the foundation for all our basic daily comfort, even those of us not living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Our primary responsibility is to keep your loved one safe and comfortable. We pay close attention to every detail, making sure that clothes fit properly, the lighting is right for the activity, bathrooms are always accessible, and their living space is clean, safe and clutter-free.
3: Medical Treatment
Oftentimes those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia cannot communicate in the ways we can. Our experts spend quality time with the residents each day to diagnose problems as they occur and keep preventable problems from occurring. Many times residents have medical conditions unrelated to dementia, and our staff is fully prepared to manage any situation. Medication, eating habits and exercise are all closely monitored to make an accurate assessment of well-being and overall health.
4: Caregiving Techniques
Caregiving is a true art requiring compassion, empathy, and a patient heart. It is important to our staff to take every opportunity to build trust and reassurance with our residents. Sometimes this is as simple as giving a hug or quietly sitting and holding hands for a moment. It could be laughing together or singing a song. Perhaps it is redirecting them to another activity during a difficult day. We will go to any length to help our patients feel secure, calm and well cared for.