The DementiaWise Difference

A specialized home care program developed by ComForCare

At ComForCare, we are proud to take the responsibility for day-to-day care off the shoulders of our clients' loved ones. When you can spend quality time with someone you love, sitting together and enjoying each other's company, without worrying about accomplishing the everyday tasks of running a household, then we have done our job. One of the most important ways we can help our clients with dementia in the Sherman Oaks, Chatsworth and Northridge areas is through our industry- leading DementiaWise program. If your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s, our individualized program can help you and your loved one cope with the increasing difficulties in daily living associated with dementia.  

The Dementia Basics

Understanding This Condition 

Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a person's loss of mental ability that interferes with everyday life. Alzheimer's, the most common type of dementia, is just one of many varieties. Dementia can affect memory, motor skills, language, judgment and many other aspects of daily life. The first step in determining whether your loved one has dementia is seeing a doctor or specialist.  He or she will make a diagnosis using physical and mental tests, medical history and by developing an understanding of the patient's symptoms. Once your loved one has a diagnosis, you can develop a plan for in-home support and care. That's where the home care experts at ComForCare come in. 

The DementiaWise Difference

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be difficult. That is why ComForCare developed the DementiaWise program. In an effort to alleviate the daily responsibilities of care from the family caregiver's shoulder we implemented DementiaWise in our Sherman Oaks, Chatsworth and Northridge areas. This unique care program provides personalized care to your loved one using the principles of habilitation therapy, an innovative and effective method that encourages clients to perform the tasks they can.  

Personalized Care

Your loved one is a unique and amazing person who just happens to have dementia. We understand that every individual is different and dementia does not change that. That's why our care is individualized for each client’s needs and abilities. By personalizing our home care, especially for those with dementia, we see our clients have many more "good days." 

More About DementiaWise

DementiaWise care techniques are based on the principles of habilitation therapy, a standard treatment found in over three hundred memory clinics nationwide. The Alzheimer's Association has recognized habilitation therapy as one of the best ways to work with clients with dementia. Habilitation therapy focuses on the functions the patient still has, rather than attempting to bring back functions that are lost. 

With DementiaWise, our qualified, professional caregivers encourage and support the use of clients’ remaining skills and memories. This personalized care can help the person you love have fewer bad days, even as dementia progresses. 

Additional Home Care Services

ComForCare specializes in home care that is not provided by any other source in Sherman Oaks, or the surrounding areas of Chatsworth and Northridge. We provide assistance with the day to day tasks of living, including cleaning, cooking, medication reminders, errands, and more. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Whether your loved one needs help just a few hours a week or round the clock, ComForCare is the home care specialist for dementia and all your other needs. 

Sources

http://www.alz.org/what-is-dementia.asp

 

 

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