Caring for Dementia Patients on a Whole New Level

Caring for a loved one living with late stage Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia can be overwhelming, but there is help. 

At Hospice of Charleston, our care for late-stage dementia is anything but standard – whether it is your loved one’s primary diagnosis or an accompanying condition to another late-stage disease. Your care team has specially trained experts who truly understand the unique symptoms, struggles and challenges your loved one may be facing. 

We also consult with our national network of medical directors, who are knowledgeable in both dementia and hospice care.

Sundowning Syndrome

If you’ve noticed your loved one has a tendency to become more frustrated or aggravated later in the day, it’s not uncommon. This disease is called Sundowner’s Syndrome, and we can help calm your loved one by scheduling our visits later in the day. We also have social workers trained in dementia care in case there’s an increase in these symptoms.

Fall Safety Assessments Once a Week

We do a safety assessment every week to help keep your loved one safe and avoid their risk of falling. We may also provide a physical therapist to help train you to help your loved one make transitions within the home, such as moving from bed to bathroom. Our therapists are available for special needs concerning safety.

Hospice Professionals on a Mission to Serve Veterans

Hospice of Charleston is a proud participant in the We Honor Veterans Program.

America’s veterans have done everything asked of them in their mission to serve our country, and we believe it is never too late to give them a hero’s welcome home. That’s why our hospice is taking part in the We Honor Veterans Program. Our staff understands the unique needs of veterans and is prepared to meet the specific challenges that veterans and their families may face at the end of life.