How Thoughtful Healthcare Helps Families To Deal With Dementia
At Thoughtful Healthcare, we are a locally owned and operated provider of in-home health care assistance and senior care services. Our compassionate caregivers provide round-the-clock support to our patients, which is unmatched in our area.
To maintain our reputation in the non-medical home care industry, we always go the extra mile and are fully focused on finding solutions for our patients and their loved ones. Please keep reading to learn about how we help families deal with dementia.
The Challenge: Getting families to understand the effects of dementia
Dementia changes the brain in ways that we cannot predict, making every day unique. We have to provide more care and attention for these patients than someone with a physical challenge.
However, our biggest challenge is explaining to family’s that their loved one is not the same person they used to be, and there is no recovery from dementia. They often don’t want to believe what we tell them.
The Solution: Communicate daily with families
We always document everything we see and do during the course of our day. In addition, our Client Care leaders and nurses communicate daily with families and let them know what we are observing.
We also make recommendations for what we think will help improve our care and make their loved ones more comfortable. However, there are times where we have to deal with multiple family members who may disagree on what is best for their loved ones.
Therefore, we often act as social workers and mediators to balance the family’s wishes with the patient’s needs. Personality conflicts are typically the reason for most of the hurdles we face, but we make it clear that we care for our patients first and foremost.
The Bottom Line
If you face a similar challenge, reach out to Thoughtful Healthcare today. As a licensed home health agency in Prairie Village, Kansas, we offer exceptional senior in-home care and elderly care services. Our services include respite care, companionship, personal care, Alzheimer’s, and dementia care. We serve clients across Praire Village, Kansas City, Leawood, Mission Hills, Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, Kansas, and Lee’s Summit, Missouri.