If your loved one in Massachusetts needs care for Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia (ADRD), we can help. We have trained our caregivers in Habilitation Therapy, an approach developed at the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Habilitation Therapy is widely considered to be the best standard of care for all types of dementia. It helps people maintain positive emotional states through the course of each day, focusing on a person’s capabilities, independence and morale, keeping people consistently engaged.
How we approach seniors experiencing memory loss
We coach our caregivers to focus on the client's abilities, to support and maintain a positive emotional state through the day. Your loved one's capabilities, independence, and morale matter. Whether there is really meeting at the office where Dad hasn't worked in 20 years, or whether Mom is really going to receive a visit from her sister who died in 1995 matters less than a person's happiness.
The best approach, we find, is to "meet them where they are," and enter their world, for now. We'll keep them safe - that is always Rule #1. But our job is more than that. It is to be sure your loved one has the happiest day possible in his or her current state of health.