Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms associated with the chronic, or assiduous decline of mental capabilities, caused by brain disease or injury. Typical symptoms of dementia include: memory disturbances; loss of visual perception; personality and behavior changes; communication and language impairment; and confused thinking. Dementia severely impacts an individual’s ability to interact with others, and safely perform their usual daily routines.
The middle-stages of dementia can bring about significant safety concerns for individuals with dementia symptoms, and their families who are living at home. Families may notice that the afflicted individual has trouble eating or bathing, is displaying behavior problems, is confused by their surroundings, or constantly anxious. Our caregivers not only provide companionship, but safely supervise personal care, recreational pursuits, and other daily activities. They are highly experienced in managing behavioral challenges, and strive to promote a consistent routine for the client to alleviate their anxiety, and minimize their confusion.
Our caregivers can provide:
Mavencare’s trained caregivers help patients hold on to their dignity and autonomy, while living at home. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are emotionally devastating to patients and their families. The wreckage includes feelings of grief, confusion, and rage. The patient experiencing the mental lapses is often frightened, and bewildered by their surroundings; in need of continuous reassurance, guidance, and support to maintain a sense of identity, and self-worth. Our caregivers provide a full range of services to clients depending on individual needs. The services provided address key goals for working with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, which include meal preparation, light housekeeping/laundry, medication reminders, games and activities to stimulate mind, and help with activities of daily living.
Mavencare provides respite care at your convenience, and services are available in your home, or away, at retirement centers, appointments, or day trips. Most families report that caring for a family member with dementia is extremely challenging. Respite care allows family members to get a much needed break, while loved ones still receive the specialized care they need.
Our caregivers are knowledgeable and experienced with managing the behavioral changes that occur with dementia. These changes may include oppositional, or aggressive speech and behavior brought about by changes in the brain. Caregivers are adept at establishing the routines, encouragement, and reassurances to calm stressful situations, and minimize the client’s confusion.
Many Mavencare caregivers have advanced training with the Montessori Methods for Dementia. Montessori caregivers are trained to create opportunities and activities designed to involve the senses, with the goal of reconnecting the client with pleasant sensory experiences. Dementia patients not only participate in activities that they enjoyed in the past; they leave with a confident sense of accomplishment.
All clients also get access to our home monitoring application. You can sign up to receive photo and video updates. Whether you are in Staten Island or somewhere else, you are always connected to your loved one.
We would be happy to serve your family. Call us today to learn more about how we can provide caregiving for your loved with Alzheimer’s or dementia at: 646-887-2333
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