A loved one with dementia may have unique needs that an ordinary home care program may not be able to properly meet. Alongside the Edna Young Gordon Healthy Brain and Memory Center, Abramson Home Care is able to provide next-level care for seniors with dementia and their loved ones.
1.) Home evaluation. A care advisor with the Edna Young Gordon Healthy Brain and Memory Center will perform a home assessment to look for potential safety hazards. If any are identified, the care advisor will work alongside you to implement solutions. These may include such things as safety rails installed in the bathroom, a stair lift, or a simple fix like making sure the edges of area rugs are taped down to prevent trips and falls.
2.) Cognitive assessments. An initial cognitive assessment by the Healthy Brain and Memory Center physician, care advisor and psychiatrist will set a baseline for how your loved one is currently functioning. From there an individualized care plan outlining the proper medications, needed support services, and client goals is created. The team collaborates closely with home care staff to make sure care plans are implemented in a way that works best for the client and their loved ones.
3.) Regular check-ins. With regular check-ins from the care advisor, any changes in care needs are quickly identified and addressed. Care advisors also provide support for caregivers, monitoring for signs of burnout and offering recommendations to appropriate emotional support services as needed.
4.) Seamless coordination with between memory center and home care staff. Because Abramson Senior Care’s services are interconnected, care plans can be quickly implemented or adjusted as needed. This direct communication eliminates any gaps in care and removes the burden of service coordination from caregivers.
5.) Social and recreational support. From support groups for caregivers and those with early dementia, to yoga, to music programs, the Edna Young Gordon Healthy Brain and Memory Center offers a number of free programs for home care clients and their loved ones. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated the importance for those with dementia to stay socially connected and involved in activities. All programs are specially designed for those with dementia and to foster social connections. Programs are currently being conducted virtually.
Keeping a loved one with dementia at home is increasingly becoming the preference of both seniors and caregivers both. With integrated home care and memory care programs, Abramson Senior Care can help make this a reality, reducing caregiver burden and keeping seniors happy and healthy.
For more information on Abramson Senior Care’s Home Care and Memory Programs, call 215.371.3400 to speak to a Care Advisor. Someone is available to speak 24 hours a day, seven days a week.