Dementia Care

Every Person Is Unique

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia impacts the entire family. Because of the progression of these conditions, it’s important to partner with a trusted home care agency that is trained and specializes in providing memory care.

As certified Dementia Trainers, Aware Senior Care is proud to offer Triangle-area families with the compassionate and knowledgeable care necessary to ensure safety and peace of mind when a loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Let us help with:

  • Memory care activities
  • Challenging behaviors like aggression and wandering
  • Setting a routine
  • Reminiscing

Whether your loved one is recently diagnosed, or you simply need support as a family caregiver to navigate the changes in your loved one, our comprehensive and holistic approach is designed to provide the assistance you need.

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Using Teepa Snow’s GEMS® dementia state classification model and utilizing specialized training for our care staff based on Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care, we focus on the skills and abilities a person still has, not what he or she has lost, and we seek to discover what the person living with dementia still has left and is still able to do.

Initial Conversation

We recognize that your loved one is unique and has a lifetime of experiences. During our initial conversation, we aim to:

  • Get to know you and your loved one
  • Learn as much as possible about your loved one prior to his or her dementia diagnosis, including his or her likes, dislikes, personality, and more
  • Establish a connection with you

Free In-Home Assessment

If, after our conversation we feel comfortable and encouraged we can provide care, we schedule a no obligation, free of charge in-home assessment. During the assessment, we:

  • Learn about the place your loved one calls home
  • Assess your loved one and his or her care needs
  • Look at your loved one’s home surroundings to determine if the environment can support the level of care that will be needed

Care Plan

The information we learn during the initial conversation and the in-home assessment will help us develop a comprehensive plan of care. The care plan will outline:

  • Details and requirements for care
  • A comprehensive review of all activities of daily living (ADLs) to determine the level of independence or level of assistance needed for each ADL

Because dementia and Alzheimer’s are progressing diseases, care plans are reviewed regularly to ensure your loved one is receiving care that provides comfort, safety and security.

Dementia Resources

We have been fortunate to work with a team comprised of some of the best trained dementia care professionals and organizations in the industry. Owners Tim and Gina Murray (RN, BSN) are certified Dementia Trainers through Teepa Snow’s PAC™ Dementia Training Program.

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina – Tim Murray is a member of the DANC board. The Dementia Alliance is a wonderful organization formed to help people and families with dementia care and support.

Communicating with a Person Afflicted with a Form of Dementia – This is a great downloadable resource if you are caring for a loved one with a form of dementia and are struggling with communication issues.

Make a Dementia Plan – We created a downloadable planning guide for families dealing with dementia. Our Dementia Planning Guide takes steps to address the issues your family is facing. Each step is designed to educate a person or family about resources and support available to them, and the entire guide has one goal in mind for the person with a form of dementia: Live the best life possible on that day!

Aware Senior Care’s Blog – We created a large section of our blog on topics and articles focused on dementia care.

Helpful Dementia Support Groups for Caregivers in Wake County – There are great dementia support groups in Wake County where family caregivers can find support when taking care of a loved one.

Radio/Podcast – Tim and Gina talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia care on iHeartRadio’s “Around the Triangle” hosted by Kyle Wilson.

Dealing with the Challenges of Dementia Care

Watch this video to learn tips on dealing with common dementia care challenges.

Dementia Care Webinar – This 50-minute webinar with our partners, Dementia Alliance of NC, Galberth Health, Preferred Living Solutions, Silver Linings of NC, SarahCare, and Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach® to Care Consultant and Mentor Melanie Bunn is focused on dealing with dementia care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If someone you love has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, let our highly-trained and compassionate care team help by providing specialized in-home dementia care Raleigh and the surrounding areas depend on to provide peace of mind. Email or give us a call today at (919) 436-1871 to learn more.