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“Charlotte spent the time that I couldn't afford.”
Daughter, CA

Services


Introducing Brain Fitness
The Older-Adult-centered activities begin with an assessment that covers five human experiences: socialization, physical exercise, nutrition, creativity, and mental stimulation. The assessment for enjoyable activities begins a therapeutic relationship and establishes trust between the older adult and the Care Manager. Brain Enhancement activities are designed to increase brain cell reserve and may benefit all individuals, from those with a recent diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment to early, moderate or advanced dementia.

Assessing Overall Needs
Functional Assessments evaluate the strengths as well as the unmet needs of an older adult. These needs must be identified and met to improve emotional, physical, and mental health. Like the Brain Fitness Assessment, the Functional Assessment phase marks the beginning of a therapeutic relationship and establishes trust between the older adult and the Care Manager. Assessments are used to optimize safety and independence.

Developing a Care Plan
A Care Plan is prepared with the goal of improving the quality of life in Changes are gently initiated within the older adult's capacity for change, and with respectful emotional support. ways that are unique to each older adult. Recommendations are based on information gathered in the Assessments. Solutions are guided by and adapted to the values of the older adult, their family and other loved ones.


 

 

 

“Charlotte advocated for Mother's needs to the staff, while keeping her dignity intact.”
Daughter, CA

Implementing the Care Plan
Upon approval, the Care Manager begins to implement recommendations outlined in the Care Plan. Examples include, but are not limited to: Brain Fitness Activities, communicating with health-care providers, improving medical compliance, finding appropriate personal-care attendants, and providing community resources to ensure a safe living environment. Changes are gently initiated within the older adult's capacity for change, and with respectful emotional support.

Advocating for Older Adults
Care Managers are faithful to the older adult's dignity and self-respect. They advocate for the older adults' preferences, beliefs, and values.


 

 

 

Visiting with
Great Grandpa.

Monitoring Changes and the Effectiveness of the Care Plan
This is an essential ingredient in meeting older adults' needs. Care Plans include a therapeutic relationship that strengthens relational needs while engaging elders in enjoyable Brain Fitness and Neurobic activities. During these friendly and mentally stimulating visits, changes in needs and abilities are reassessed and communicated to families and medical-service providers.

Consultation & Education
Support is offered to help family members understand the process that accompanies a loved one's memory loss. Family members may need someone with expertise in memory-loss issues because it may be difficult to communicate with or understand loved ones. Through consultation and education, family members may discover that, while dementia erodes memories and independence, it does not necessarily erode meaningful, loving relationships.