Dementia and Alzheimer's Care in Marin County
There are many types of dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s Disease, and the number of people with dementia is rapidly increasing, with one of every two people over the age of 85 exhibiting the symptoms. Throughout the health care system, medical and service providers are working towards a better-coordinated, more integrated network of services and support to help those with the disease.
The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung.
- Walt Whitman
Right at Home is committed to doing its part to help our clients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, as well as mild cognitive impairment, enjoy the most meaningful and highest quality of life possible. As our name suggests, we believe that most people can continue to live the life they love, surrounded by familiar spaces, favorite belongings, and family and friends, Right at Home for many years.
Our Dementia Companionship Program
With expertise and experience in the different types and stages of memory loss, we understand the importance of tailoring care and activities that foster independence and engagement, while helping to minimize anxiety and confusion. Our care professionals provide companionship and keep a watchful eye, ready to offer gentle physical and emotional support, as needed. They are experienced in working with seniors with memory loss, and also have successfully completed our comprehensive dementia care certification program, which includes accredited training from the Alzheimer’s Association, in addition to online training through Right at Home University.
Our care professionals strive to engage our clients in a variety of social, mental and physical activities to help them retain their cognitive abilities and orientation, and equally important, to enjoy a fun and purposeful day. Examples include exercise, music, art, exploring favorite pastimes, and using language through writing, reminiscing and memory tools.
On-Going Support and Management
The initial phone call and complimentary in-home care consultation and assessment are just the beginning of the long relationship we have with our clients and their families. We provide supervisory visits during caregiving shifts in the home, with a keen eye on any areas where new or revised approaches might be helpful for either the caregiver or the client.
Since our care plans are person-centered and geared specifically to the individual client’s needs, our services may consist of anything from a few four-hour shifts a week, to eight hours a day or more, including providing respite care for the primary care provider, as the need arises. Our goal is to partner with family members and others providing support, to help our clients continue to live in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
Changing Care Strategies Over Time
Persons with dementia experience changes over time, and we are knowledgeable about those changes and the need to modify care, activities and the daily routine of our clients so that they can continue to flourish and live successfully Right at Home.
Respite Care — Making Time for Yourself
We know that a family caregiver fulfills a vital role when caring for a loved one. Right at Home is there to partner with and support you by providing occasional breaks, from a few hours a day, to overnight, as well as vacation coverage.
Right at Home is committed to helping our clients thrive under the compassionate care of our caregivers and, with the expertise and commitment of our strong management team, have a good day, every day.
If you would like to learn more about Right at Home's specialized dementia care, please call us at 415.233.7855 or contact us and we will be glad to help.