Dementia Care in Washington Square, Philadelphia
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can be a challenging journey. Washington Square, Philadelphia Dementia Care understands that dementia poses many changes that require personalized care, expertise, and compassion. Washington Square, Philadelphia Dementia Care is an option for providing support to individuals, without moving them from their current residence.
NursePartners’ approach to Alzheimer’s and Washington Square, Philadelphia 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.
We offer resources to family members of clients. Family members are welcome to participate in our dementia workshops or attend speaking events we do on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Our carepartners undergo 8 hours of paid training in order to work with our clients living with dementia. For more challenging types of dementia, carepartners undergo additional training. Carepartners adjust their approach and agenda according to a client’s needs.
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. The plan of care is update periodically as GEM levels change.
Our Washington Square, Philadelphia 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
- 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