Dementia Caregiver in Philadelphia
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be a challenging journey. We understand that dementia poses many changes that require personalized care, expertise, and compassion. In-home care is an option for providing support to individuals, without moving them from their current residence.
NursePartners’ approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care is based on The GEMS™: Brain Change Model created by Teepa Snow. NursePartners recognizes Teepa’s positive approach to care as an effective method to provide care for loved ones affected by dementia. This approach categorizes dementia stages with six different gemstones, defined by unique characteristics. Click here for an overview of the classification system.
Trained carepartners are knowledgeable and experienced with dementia and adjust care accordingly. After an initial assessment, we create a plan of care to help your loved one live comfortably and safely. This positive approach allows carepartners to fill their time together with meaningful activities and positive interactions to best support every stage.
Our carepartners are dedicated to improving quality of life. By keeping a record of everything from mood behaviors, health complications, and daily activities, we begin to understand what factors contribute to positive moods and overall happiness.
By appreciating and understanding what is changing and what is still possible, we generate a plan of care that is positive and productive
- Meal preparation
- Bathing, grooming, and hygiene
- Mobility assistance
- Transferring and positioning
- Feeding / diet monitoring
- Toileting and incontinence care
- Light housekeeping
- Errands and shopping
- Medication reminders
- Incidental transportation