Caring for Alzheimer's & Dementia at Home

August 14, 2013

Caregiver Helps Elderly Patient with Alzheimer's

Our Approach to Caring for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Our mission is to provide your loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia the individualized memory care and support they need. We want all of our clients to live with dignity and purpose, enjoy optimal health and emotional well-being, and maintain connections to the people, places, things, and memories that matter most to them. 

BrightStar Connections®

BrightStar Connections is the only in-home Alzheimer’s and Dementia program of its kind. We believe that the lives of our clients can be enriched with person-centered care that preserves dignity, provides assistance, and promotes activity in a setting that is comfortable and familiar, their home. Our mission goes beyond just personal safety and care – we are driven by establishing meaningful connections with those we care for.   While each client’s care plan is unique, you can expect the following services with every BrightStar Connections plan:  
RN Involvement — A Registered Nurse who is certified in BrightStar Connections leads your loved one’s memory care team. Our experienced nurses create an individualized plan of care and provide oversight of the direct care staff to ensure the safety and comfort of your loved one. They understand that behavioral expressions, while common, require a specialized approach and train our certified dementia specialist caregivers accordingly. The BrightStar Care RN Director of Nursing is available to answer any questions you have. Specially Trained Staff — Our caregivers have a minimum of one year experience and are certified in the BrightStar Care person-centered approach to memory care. Your loved one will benefit from our staff’s abilities in:
  • Maintaining daily routines
  • Assisting with complex needs
  • Socialization and mental stimulation
  • Proactive engagement in life skills
  • Medication administration, set-up, and reminders
  • Understanding and responding to challenging behaviors
Communication — In order to provide the highest level of support and well being, regular Care Connection Meetings keep you informed and involved with your loved one’s care. Our team collaborates closely with clients, family, and other healthcare providers.
Education and Support — Family education materials feature resources from the Alzheimer’s Association and highlight topics such as family caregiver advice, health and wellness tips, and more. Additionally, your loved one’s care team can provide any additional guidance or support when you and your family are faced with difficult decisions. Specially designed tools and resources are available exclusively through BrightStar Care to help you navigate this journey.

When Is It Time to Get Help?

Being aware of memory loss symptoms and taking action when necessary are very important in securing proper care for your loved one. However, it can be difficult to distinguish between aging and disease, which can lead to added anxiety about your loved one’s health. Here are some helpful tips to guide you through the process: Someone who may have Alzheimer’s…
  • Forgets entire experiences
  • Rarely remembers later
  • Is gradually unable to follow written/spoken directions
  • Is gradually unable to use notes as reminders
  • Is gradually unable to care for self
Someone who may have age-related memory changes…
  • Forgets part of an experience
  • Often remembers later
  • Is usually able to follow written/spoken directions
  • Is usually able to use notes as reminders
  • Is usually able to care for self

Get Help from BrightStar Care

Call BrightStar Care today at 866-618-7827 to learn more about our specialized Alzheimer’s and Dementia care options and to find a location near you. You can also contact us online.