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Chadds Ford, PA Dementia Care

Dementia Care in Chadds Ford, PA

Care. Connection. Companionship.

2Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be a challenging journey. Chadds Ford, PA Dementia Care understands that dementia poses many changes that require personalized care, expertise, and compassion. Chadds Ford, PA Dementia Care is an option for providing support to individuals, without moving them from their current residence.

NursePartners’ approach to Alzheimer’s and Chadds Ford, PA 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.

 

1Trained 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 Chadds Ford, PA Dementia Care 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

Some of the services we provide are:

  • Companionship
  • 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

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How to connect with your dad on Father’s Day

Do you need to connect with your father this weekend? You still can when they have dementia.
Alzheimer’s, or another form of dementia, does not need to signal the end of your relationship. You can still find ways to connect with your father.

 

As you celebrate Father’s Day, here are some tips:

Talk less, do more: A prolonged conversation may just confuse your father. He may feel frustrated because he cannot hold his end of the dialogue. Try to engage him in activities instead. Ensure that your father in genuinely interested. If he is having difficulty understanding the activity, demonstrate how to do it or simplify the activity.

Enter his world. Choose the time when he feels best: Someone living with dementia lives in a small world. They find comfort in routine. They usually perform best during certain parts of the day. Plan to spend time with your father during his best moments.

Choose a comfortable environment: After you find the right activity and meet at the appropriate time, ensure that you are also in a comfortable environment. Do not let loud noises, bright lights, or other distractions divert attention away from your time together.

Put your agenda away, just enjoy the moments together: After carefully planning your day, do not be upset if it does not work out as planned! Sometimes your father might act in an unexpected way. Enter his world and try to make the best of that situation. Do not underestimate the importance of a hug, sharing a meal, or a walk around the park.

 

We use Teepa Snow’s positive physical approach™ to connect before providing care to our clients. As dementia progresses, it is important to focus on what an individual can still do, instead of focusing on what they cannot. Enjoy Father’s Day!

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Do not over think your activities. Your father wants to feel needed. If he does not seem interested in the activities you plan, try asking him to help you around the house.