ComForCare Home Care Makes Hospital Stays and Discharge Easier for Patients with Dementia
Home Care Makes Hospital Stays and Discharge Easier for One in 10 people (10%) age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s dementia. (2020, Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures,Alzheimer’s Association) More than 50% of hospital patients with pre-existing dementia will experience delirium, which is often missed due to confusion with their dementia.¹ Patients with dementia require a unique treatment approach and are at high risk for delirium.² The negative impacts of hospitalization can be minimized by considering:³ • Providing private rooms and limiting time in the emergency room • Orienting patients to the environment and engaging in therapeutic activities when able • Ensuring staff members are aware of a patient’s dementia • Understanding that patient agitation may be the result of uncommunicated pain • Promoting good sleep and encouraging families to bring familiar objects • Working with ComForCare for supplemental staffing and sitter services 1 https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures.pdf 2 Fick, D. M., Agostini, J. V., & Inouye,S. K. (2002). Delirium superimposed on dementia: A systematic review. Malden, MA] : doi:10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50468.x 3 https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15252-delirium/management-and-treatment
ComForCare Solutions ComForCare’s DementiaWise® services use evidence-based behavioral interventions to support the unique needs of those living with dementia. We can support your hospital through: • Supplemental Staffing. Our skilled direct care staff members work to support your medical team in maintaining patient safety and care. • Private Pay Services. Family can hire our agency to ease the stress of a loved one’s hospitalization. Services can be provided in the hospital and at home. • Care Coordination. ComForCare takes a community-based approach to coordinating services and supports clients in complying with discharge instructions. We can even provide transportation for a smooth transition home. • Home Care. Our customized care plans address the unique needs of individuals with dementia, allowing them to remain safely at home with the essential services they require. Proven Results DementiaWise® is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations. The program optimizes abilities, thus enhancing quality of life and maintaining as much independence as possible. With this care: • Clients can safely and contentedly remain at home through all stages of dementia. • Engagement with remaining abilities remains high. • Boredom is reduced through our meaningful activities program. • Clients are more peaceful and accepting of care, often within the first hour. Customized Services for Safety and Continued Independence
• Personal hygiene and care • Nutritious meal preparation • Safety Supervision • Meaningful activities
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