Early Dementia Care
All staff, including those who are not caregivers, must receive training in dementia care. Residents with a diagnosis of dementia account for nearly 75% of our resident population. Therefore, whether the diagnosis is early or late stage, our specially trained staff work closely with residents, their families and health care practitioners to provide the most appropriate care for each resident.
Staff receive training in cognitive impairment and mental illness, effective communication with persons with dementia, behavioral intervention, meaningful activities, de-escalation techniques, providing comfort and dignity, and identification of stress triggers.
We monitor food and fluid consumption, pain management and social engagement.
To see if we can meet the needs of your loved one with dementia please give us a call at 301-449-0322.