Dementia Care -- Best Friends Approach® training
Dementia care is a substantial and growing part of our care service portfolio. Our staff are trained in the Best Friends Approach® for dementia clients.
Studies show that dementia patients do better with regular stimulation. We can provide regular visitation in the client’s home or in a residence.
Regular family caregivers need a break if the patient is at home, and we happily will spend that time with the client, including overnight care. As a resident of a dementia facility, we can come in to provide extra one-on-one attention and stimulation for the client.
Give us a call and we can discuss your needs. We want to tailor our services to best serve your needs.
One of the most challenging aspects of caring for an elderly or disabled relative is ensuring that the caregiver receives care as well. Burnout and/or illness can result if the caregiver is not looked after too.
We can provide family caregivers with regular breaks. These breaks can be in the form of day care, overnight care, or a combination of both. The caregiver can decide what they need and when. It might be daily, weekly, monthly, or just from time-to-time when the need arises.
We are here to help–call us and we can chat.
Accompaniment to Events
Sometimes a significant life event, such as a wedding, can be complicated for caregivers with a family member with dementia or a disability. It is important for the caregiver to also enjoy the event and have some time to visit with other guests. In cases like this, we can accompany your loved one for the duration (or part of) the event.
In the past we have attended weddings as caregivers for dementia patients. Having a caregiver with the dementia client at the wedding allowed their spouse to participate fully in the festivities, happy in the knowledge that their “other half” was still able to be there.
Someone with compromised mobility might choose not to attend a wedding or social event if they require assistance. We are here to help; we want to see our elders or anyone with compromised mobility out and about as often as possible, especially for a fun social event! In a situation such as this, we can drive to the event, then attend the event with the client, and get them back home safe and sound, even preparing a cup of tea at home at the end of the evening! If accompaniment isn’t required, we can just be the driver to and from the event, ensuring our client is comfortably and safely in the door at both ends.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Please feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your needs!
Music Therapy facilitation
This is the definition of Music Therapy from the American Music Therapy Association, Inc. website:
“Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.
Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives.”
Music therapy is proven to help dementia patients, seniors, and others with depression, to name a few.
We can facilitate an introduction to a local specialist in Music Therapy. Feel free to give us a call and we can discuss in more detail.
As part of our client intake and ongoing care, we can provide assessments to assist in decision-making for the changing needs our clients. This is done on an as-needed and specific consultation basis.
Please call and we can discuss the details.
We can arrange for a consultation with a registered professional Diabetic Dietician. Call us for details and to arrange a consult.