Are you a family member, friend or caregiver for a person with dementia? Do you need assistance with the challenges in your life related to this role? Could you benefit from some additional insight, support and guidance?
Hospice of the Valley’s Dementia Program is here for patients and their caregivers.
What we’re known for is applying our hospice mission – bringing comfort and dignity – to dementia care. How does that translate to real-life situations? If a person with dementia does not want to take a shower, provide a spa-like bed "bath" with warm towels dampened with rinseless soap. If she wants to eat ice cream for breakfast, let her! If he can’t speak, find another way to connect – through songs, laughter, a pleasant hand massage, sharing time in nature, looking at old photos, or a pet therapy visit.
Dementia is the fifth-leading cause of death among Americans 65 or older. Many of our patients have some degree of dementia, in addition to another life-limiting diagnosis. As the pressing need for excellence in palliative dementia care continues to grow, Hospice of the Valley’s internationally renowned dementia program sets a standard of excellence in innovative methods to maximize comfort and enhance quality of life for patients and their caregivers.
Hospice of the Valley is your resource for compassionate care, education and support. Call 602.530.6900.