More than 5 million Americans are living with dementia, with that number projected to rise to 14 million by 2060
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60–70% of cases.
Dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people worldwide.
50% of primary care physicians believe the medical profession is not ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias
Sequoia Senior Solutions recognizes the unique challenges that this disease presents. We have developed a training program, oversight, and specific procedures to help provide excellent care for seniors in our community who are suffering from dementia.
Home Inspection & Needs Assessment
Sequoia Senior Solutions performs a complimentary and personalized needs assessment and home inspection to ensure client safety. During the assessment process, special care is taken to assign a caregiver who has the experience to meet the needs of the client as well as interests and traits that will best match their personality. This allows for greater consistency for the client. During the home inspection, a care manager will identify any issues that could compromise client or caregiver safety as well as make home modification recommendations if appropriate.
Many Sequoia Senior Solutions caregivers are specifically trained and educated on dementia and best practices for client care:
The fundamentals of dementia, including the various types, how it affects the brain, the symptoms and warning signs, and the various stages
Communication, personal care, and emotional challenges those with dementia experience and how to address them
How to determine appropriate activities and incorporate them into a daily plan – including the adjustments needed throughout the stages of the disease
Dealing with the 4 As of Alzheimer’s, as well as depression and behavior changes
Recommended diet and exercise guidelines
Supervision & Monitoring of Progress
A Sequoia Senior Solutions care manager will perform periodic visits to ensure that all caregivers follow proper procedures and will monitor progress and update the care plan as the situation evolves.