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  1. 1. CARING RESOURCES Managing Dementia Care ing onsult ides c staff rov and rces p Resou ram design areas. ing g g Car es, pro lowin servic g in the fol ram design. trainin tia unit & prog olicies Demen tia program p Demen procedures. and tivities. isure ac . ion & le Recreat ior plan design Behav n programs ur Safe ret ring control. de and wan It is estimated that 5.3 million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. That translates into 14% of American’s over the age of 71, and over 50% of American’s over the age of 85. Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by symptoms of memory loss, changes in language and personality, making this one of the most debilitating and progressive diseases with a profound effect on the caregiver. However with the right tools, education and support, the family caregiver can provide a meaningful quality of life for the dementia client. Client-Centered Care is our mission In order to provide the highest level of care for loved ones with dementia, it is imperative that families and caregivers receive the leading edge practices in training and support. Caring Resources follows a holistic care model focusing on providing client-centered care and behavior management strategies, creating safe home environments and strengthening family relationships. HOMESTEAD ADVANTAGE I “Community Care” This program is geared toward “early stage” dementia clients. Under this option, Caring Resources provides comprehensive, individualized care plan for clients to remain in their homes. Initial consultation by Claire Henry Certified Dementia Practitioner. Comprehensive needs assessment. Creation of safe and stimulating environments. Full access to our resource team of clinicians and geriatric healthcare professionals. Referral to outside agencies and home care networks. HOMESTEAD ADVANTAGE II “Extended Care” This program is geared toward “later stage dementia”. In addition to the services provided in Advantage I, Homestead Advantage II provides the following: Assessment of long term care options. Assistance with identifying appropriate long term care settings. Controlling wandering behavior. Claire M. Henry, M.Ed. CDP Certified Dementia Practitioner 151A Railroad Ave., Norwood, MA 02062