Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care
Specialized care for persons with diminishing capacity
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five (5) million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and one in seven with Alzheimer’s live alone. Persons with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias are exposed to significant health risks from their inability to self-care including malnutrition, untreated medical conditions, falls and wandering from home unattended.
O’Connell Care provides specialized care programs for persons suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to enable clients the ability to remain in their homes safely for as long as possible and avoid unnecessary hospitalization.
Our dementia qualified caregivers receive comprehensive training to understand the disease process and learn strategies to manage difficult behaviors. Their training includes communication techniques, safety concerns specific to the disease, managing challenging behaviors, and how to engage impacted clients in meaningful activities to help them retain their sense of self-worth and independence.
Primary elements of a dementia care program will include:
- A comprehensive client assessment and implementation of a client-specific care plan
- Specialized caregiver(s) trained specifically for the disease
- Ongoing supervision and monitoring of advancing stage symptoms
- Engaging the client in cognitively stimulating activities
- Assistance with medication management
- Close communication with family and care providers