Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

If your loved one is suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, you know how difficult it can be to provide care. Our clinicians possess advanced understanding of health, mobility and safety concerns that commonly accompany changes in memory and cognition.

Through understanding and compassion, our skilled clinicians provide education and support while we work with you and your family member to optimize mobility, safety and quality of life.

Our skilled clinicians:

  • Provide strategies that help you and your loved one communicate better
  • Provide education for your loved one’s medications, mobility and safety
  • Assess safety in the home
  • Help you and your loved one prepare for and adjust to ongoing changes

In addition to the expert care offered across all of our locations, we offer a specialized Memory Care program in some areas.

What is our Memory Care Program?

Our nurses and therapists are specially trained in caring for persons with dementia and, particularly, Alzheimer’s Disease. Because we understand the many unique challenges and how to best manage symptoms that accompany dementia, we can effectively work with your loved one to optimize preserved abilities and improve safety.

Our extensive knowledge of national and community resources fosters long-term, supportive connections for your loved one as well as the entire family. Kindred’s national network of medical and allied health experts consult with our specially trained clinicians in your community to bring evidence-based, compassionate care to the person and place that matter most: your loved one, in the space they call home.

Compassionate Care in the Comfort of Home

Co-existing health concerns like diabetes, heart failure, COPD and others can make caring for a loved one who experiences memory changes even more challenging. Using advanced techniques, our coordinated nursing and therapy interventions help your loved one and you navigate everyday challenges like medication management, proper diet and safety with functional mobility.

Safety Assessment

You may have concerns about your loved one’s safety in the home. One of the ways our care is unique is how we assess the living environment and offer our innovative Safe Strides® specialty balance program. Through Safe Strides, a physical therapist with in-depth training helps your loved one improve their balance and safety.

Because many persons with late-stage dementia also experience limited mobility we work carefully to help family and informal caregivers prevent and manage issues that commonly accompany progressive limitations with nutrition and movement.. These may include urinary tract infections, as well as changes in skin and joint integrity.

Family Education and Support

When a loved one has dementia it’s easy to feel like you’re on your own. Often it’s hard to know what to expect going forward. That’s why we provide information designed to help families better support their loved one, and deal with the stresses and emotions of caring. We are also there to turn to when you have questions and need additional resources.

Expert Care You Can Trust

We are the largest home health and hospice provider in the nation. As an established leader, we can provide more resources, family support and specialized care for persons facing complex health conditions and cognitive changes.

We pride ourselves on excellent clinical care, and we strive to preserve your loved one’s independence. Contact your local branch today to learn if this program is offered in your area.

View the Alzheimer Association 2018 Disease Facts and Figures here.