Alzheimer's and Dementia Care (ADRD)
If your loved one has Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia (ADRD), we can help. We have adopted and trained our caregivers in habilitation therapy, an approach developed at the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. It is widely considered to be the best standard of care for all types of dementia.
We coach our caregivers to focus on the client's remaining abilities, and to maintain a positive emotional state through the day. Your loved one's capabilities, independence, and morale matter far more than whether there is really meeting at the office where Dad hasn't worked in 20 years, or whether Mom is really going to receive a visit from her sister who died in 1995.
The best approach, we find, is to "meet them where they are," and enter their world, for now. We'll keep them safe - that is always Rule #1. But our job is more than that. It is to be sure your loved one has the happiest day possible in his or her current state of health.
Click this link for more information on Habilitation Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD).
Caring Companions Home Care is family-owned home care agency dedicated to improving the lives of seniors. Providing reliable, flexible in-home care services to keep your family safe and comfortable in the home they love. We serve families in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area.
Because we are committed to delivering the highest level of service, we developed a nationally-recognized web-based home care communications system. Our home care companions in your loved one's home update a private, secure, family web portal — a “window into the living room” with photos, activity logs, and daily reports. Home care reports you can review on your own time to be sure your loved ones get the care they deserve.
I want to stay in my own home — and with just a little help, I can.
If you are concerned about the safety of a loved one, a good, objective, list of criteria to determine the safety of elders living alone has been published by Profs Hall, Bossen, and Specht at the University of Iowa. This can help you start to determine whether your loved one may need help to continue living in the residence of his or her choice.
Recent Blog Posts
- Dr Robert Stern Speaks on Alzheimer's Disease at Concord Council on Aging
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- Emerson Hospital (Concord MA) Fall Prevention Workshop Mon Apr 8 9:30AM
- NPR: Alzheimer's Deaths Increased 68% in Last Decade
Dad's lost? There's an app for that!
Our custom app tracks iPhone/Android-toting seniors at risk of getting lost. Call for details!