Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in West Michigan
Rest better knowing that your loved ones are receiving the best quality one-on-one care, minimizing any risk or potential dangers to them. Our caregivers take great care in restoring the dignity to those afflicted with cognitive decline by making day-to-day life possible. We proudly serve in West Michigan and the surrounding counties including Allegan, Kent and Ottawa.
Dementia can be caused by a number of different causes that result in damage to brain cells by diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or stroke or even lifestyle choices such as smoking.
Bluestone Care LLC has care specialists who are experts in their field in looking after clients with dementia or other memory care needs. Our dementia caregivers can provide companionship, supervise recreational activities, assist with necessary daily living activities, and ensure a safe environment for your loved ones. They are also experienced with managing behavioral changes that may arise and provide a consistent routine to reduce confusion and anxiety. Many also have advanced training to approach those with these particular needs, such as The Gentle Persuasive Approach.
The Gentle Persuasive Approach
GPA is a groundbreaking dementia care education curriculum based on a person-centered care approach. It was designed as an interdisciplinary point of care for staff across healthcare sectors. These sessions are evidence-based, interactive and practical to all involved. GPA Certified coaches help guide participants to fully understand responsive behaviors to better react effectively and appropriately in a workplace setting. GPA also includes respectful and directed techniques for use in situations of risk.
Unlike many dementia education programs, GPA is multidisciplinary and thorough in its administration. It is evidence-based, incorporating shared and established evidence from numerous dementia centered research. GPA Basic Education comprises four modules: An Introduction to Personhood, Brain and Behavior, The Interpersonal Environment, and Gentle Persuasive Techniques for Respectful Self-Protection.
- Personal Hygiene
- Helping with mobility
- Assistance with eating
- Providing medication reminders
- Light housekeeping
- Cooking and Meal Preparations
- Care available 24/7/365