Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care Services
The Right Combination of People and Skills
Overcoming the Challenges of Dementia
Dementia is one of the most common problems affecting older adults. The symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion, personality changes, and various other issues with thinking and mental health. When supporting someone with dementia, it is crucial to understand how they are uniquely affected.
Understanding the Problem
The cause of dementia varies from the most common affliction, Alzheimer’s disease, to other medical conditions such as vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Lewy body disease, and a host of other conditions. Each of these diseases may present differently. And because these are often progressive conditions, it is important to understand what stage of the disease someone is in.
With Harmony, you can expect our team to be well-informed on how dementia affects you or your loved one. This information will help us match the right caregivers and identify solutions for many aspects of life.
Personalized Caregiver Matching & Care Plans
To support someone with dementia, a caregiver needs the right skills and the ability to form a meaningful connection with their client. Proper skills are developed through experience and good training.
Connecting with a client is a matter of chemistry, with personality and temperament being vital to the equation. At Harmony, we consider all factors when matching our caregivers with our clients.
Our caregivers are provided with significant opportunities for training and development in the area of dementia care. They learn important skills for improving communication with someone who has memory loss or other cognitive deficits, along with techniques for reducing anxiety and confusion.
This is an ongoing process for caregivers, as there is always more to learn.
For complex or challenging situations, we make our dementia care consultants available to clients at no additional cost. They will conduct a home visit so they can spend valuable time getting to know the client, while also observing how caregivers are interacting with them.
They will produce a detailed guide for family and professional caregivers to improve the quality of care being provided. And they will be available on an ongoing basis