Working together, strategies for improved care are developed to benefit the individual impaired by dementia.
These strategies also keep the caregiver and family in mind to reduce the stress and frustration associated with providing care.
It is critically important for all family members (not just the primary caregiver) to have a better understanding of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Repetitive behaviors, paranoia, wandering, hoarding, and aggressive behavior are all common for someone who has dementia to experience. Having a plan in place for managing these situations BEFORE they arise will reduce the anxiety for both the caregiver and your beloved family member.
Daily needs will change over time as a family cares for the loved one. Personal care, pain management, nutrition and creating a safe environment are components of our consulting services.
In home assessment of caregivers and loved ones with dementia includes:
An overview of dementia and explanation of the associated behavior
Answer questions about specific symptoms and ways to cope with them
Tips for Caregivers to cope with:
- Can’t remember what they just did, but able to recall past events.
- Asking the same questions over and over again
- Dealing with the agitated behaviors
- Changes in personality
- Why is he/she so paranoid, was never like that before
In-home consultation and coaching fees:
Approximately 2 hours, $200.00 payable at time of service.
If located beyond a 30 mile radius, a charge of .50 per mile will be added to fee.
$80.00 per hour with a 1 hour minimum. Additional time will be billed in 15 minutes increments at $20 each
Customized Group Presentations
Customized presentations are available for any group who is interested in learning more about coping with dementia. Groups include church members, clergy, police, first responders or anyone with a desire to learn more about caring for individuals affected by dementia.
- Minimum of five with a maximum of 20 persons.
- The cost will be determined by the content and duration of presentation.
- Content can be the same as for individuals or to address groups specific concerns.