On April 25, 2015, my new business Coping with Dementia LLC had its official debut and ribbon cutting at the Second Annual Dash for Dementia fund-raiser hosted by The Memory Enhancement Center of America. Coping with Dementia LLC, is a new training and education business that will focus on person-centered care for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. I would like to thank everyone for their support in both being present and in their well wishes for the business’s success.
I feel very passionate about the type of care that we will provide to people dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia. In most cases, these folks can no longer speak for themselves, and often their caregivers are so stressed they can barely manage. I am certified to train The Positive Approach to Care that will provide a more productive interaction between both parties, the caregiver and the individual receiving care.
If you are an administrator, this will better empower your staff in their job, possibly lower medication for residents, lower the risk of behaviorial problems, and bring many other benefits, including a more efficient and potentially profitable operation. Just a few small changes can make all the difference in the world with no ongoing added cost.
Person-centered compassionate care is based on both professional and lay caregivers — or for that matter anyone interacting with a person with dementia – better understanding their patients as individuals with a history and a story. Having this information can help us calm anxiety and gain better cooperation. Finding out what or who the patient is can make all tasks easier while maintaining a higher level of dignity. My methods can teach caregivers easy and quick techniques for gaining and benefiting from this person-centered information.
I too have been a caregiver for my husband and have experienced the stress, hopelessness, despair, and being alone or choosing to be alone to manage this journey. I know from experience that when a caregiver or family member finally turns to a professional — such as home health company, a day care program, or an assisted living or nursing homes – they are expecting you and your staff to handle all situations with as much compassion and love as they have for their loved one.
The Positive Approach to Care (PAC) was developed by Teepa Snow, an expert greatly admired throughout the memory care industry. PAC can give you the tools for your staff to manage situations in a better more loving way, and in the long run turns out to be better for all involved.
Call me and we’ll talk about what Coping with Dementia LLC can do for you and your staff. Ask me about the Positive Approach to Care and my philosophy of person-centered compassionate care. It can make a difference.
After all, “We all deserve the best”. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Please go to Coping with Dementia LLC Facebook page to review pictures of the event and other information that you may find helpful.
This is a disease where sharing is the best therapy for caregivers.
Until next time remember: “We all deserve the best”
Send your comments and stories to email@example.com