North Shore/Chicago Metro
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THE CENTER OF YOUR UNIVERSE, THE CENTER OF OUR CARE

kissing coupleDo you have a loved one living with dementia or showing symptoms of cognitive decline?

Dementia and cognitive decline are often unpredictable. Some days, he can recall stories from childhood and laugh with exuberance about his experiences. Other days, she seems to fade into withdrawal and silence, and seems confused about her surroundings. You worry. You miss how things used to be. Will he wander? Can she be left alone? How can we slow these changes?

Right at Home Can Help

People with dementia and cognitive change require specialized care over time. Right at Home’s approach to dementia and cognitive support is grounded in the idea that ALL of our clients, regardless of the severity or progression of their cognitive change, have abilities to interact and connect with their surroundings. This program aims to:

Empower

EMPOWER

We help clients maintain their sense of self through supporting them in setting and reaching goals.

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ENGAGE

We deliver abilities-driven, person-centered care, and actively engage clients to participate in their own care.

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ENCOURAGE

We promote lifestyle factors known to minimize cognitive decline.

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EDUCATE

We provide families with the knowledge needed to empower, engage, and encourage their loved one.

Together, with families and this approach, we can truly improve the quality of life for those we serve.

The Right Care Plan, As Unique As Your Loved One

Cognitive Support PuzzleRightCare dementia and cognitive support is delivered by Right at Home Certified Cognitive Support Program Providers who have received 12 hours of specialized training to deliver an individualized care plan that consists of three components:

gearABILITY: We create a care environment that fosters independence and empowers the client and their current ability to complete activities.

puzzle piecePERSONHOOD: We incorporate the client’s personal history, routines and preferences into the care plan, activities and interactions.

clockLIFESTYLE: We collaborate with the client and family to set goals and create support activities in the areas of nutrition, socialization, awareness and wellness, in order to minimize overall cognitive change.

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TEAMING WITH WORLD-RENOWNED EXPERTS

Because your loved one deserves the best in-home care, we devoted two years building and collaborating with leading dementia expert and occupational therapist Jackie Pool, who was mentored by Tom Kitwood, a global pioneer of person-centered dementia care. Jackie is a global authority in improving the lives of those living with dementia. Jackie’s more than 30 years of dementia research and direct patient care experience add seasoned depth to our cognitive assistance program.

Cognitive Care That Connects Families

Right at Home’s approach to dementia and cognitive support is anchored in our mission: to improve the quality of life for those we serve. We serve your loved ones, but we also serve each of you; the families of our clients.

While Right at Home provides specialized dementia and cognitive support, families fulfill a critical role in Right at Home’s RightCare approach. To support loved ones living with dementia and cognitive change to live at home, independently, for as long as possible, the role of the family is to:

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RELATE

Families relate to their loved one in a way that empowers the client’s abilities.

Connect

CONNECT

Families connect with their loved one using person-centered care and communication techniques.

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ENCOURAGE

Families encourage their loved one to participate in activities that support lifestyle goals.

To support the role of the family, Right at Home educates families in their loved ones’ current ability level, while providing support techniques and tips on how to best to interact with and care for their loved one.

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