Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care Guide
A good place to start, when you or your loved one is diagnosed with dementia, is our Care Navigation service. Our Care Navigators can help you understand the illness, and identify resources to support independence as long as possible. Care Navigators will accompany you or your loved one to appointments, create a plan of care for the future progression of the illness and provide caregiver support.
Maintaining a routine is so important in the life of a dementia patient. Four Seasons Home Care offers services that help with life’s simple, daily routines and activities. Home Care also provides Respite Care for loved ones who might need a break.
As safety is a major concern for dementia patients, Home Care offers Remote Safety Monitoring, powered by Zemplee. This innovative technology collects daily activity data within a client’s home and monitors that data to help ensure a client’s wellbeing and safety. There are no wearables such as a watch or pendant and no cameras in the home.
Ways We Can Help
- Assistance with bathing & showering, dressing, eating, incontinence care, & mobility
- Providing companionship to ensure safety, provide socialization, and facilitate activities
- Offering Medication planner services
- Accompanying client to medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands
- Coordinating communication between family members and health care providers
As symptoms progress, Four Seasons is there providing trusted support, guidance, and care.We can help you plan for end-of-life care with a focus on comfort and quality of life. We provide Hospice Care in private homes, nursing centers, retirement communities, in the hospital or in our in-patient unit, Elizabeth House. Our Elizabeth House team also provides up to 5 days of Respite Care.
Our experienced Hospice Care team of professional healthcare providers will help your loved one be more comfortable, and make sure you have what you need as a caregiver. We also provide spiritual care, music therapy, counseling services and other support services to help your loved one and you, the caretaker.
We also take care of families and individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Our professionally trained clinicians in Grief Services provide individual and group counseling for children, adolescents, and adults, regardless of hospice involvement. Funded by generous donations through the Four Seasons Foundation, these services are available at no cost to you.
Our Palliative Care Team provides support and symptom management for the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues faced by those living with the illness and their loved ones, allowing for improved quality of life.
Palliative Care is provided by a specially trained team of health care professionals, social workers, a spiritual care team, music therapists and others. Our team doesn’t replace your current health care team, we collaborate with your providers, giving you that extra layer of support, fast response, and help in navigating your care options.
Ways We Can Help
- Providing treatment for symptoms of dementia including depression, anxiety and insomnia
- Providing pain relief and treatment of symptoms from other conditions or illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and more.
- Auditing all current medications, making sure that there are no interactions that pose a danger or are causing undue symptoms
- Providing a support structure, with conversations about your goals, concerns, and treatment options
- Offering guidance and helping you make decisions about feeding difficulties, infection, hospitalization, and the best place for care