At The Lamoine we strive to be a Center of Excellence in Dementia Care.
What does that statement mean to you? To me, it means we will place a high priority on knowing each resident. We will get to know your loved one in order to help them function at their highest level possible. We will include the family in our planning and treat them as part of the team. We do not have visiting hours just as your parents’ home did not have visiting hours – well, that is unless you broke curfew!
We will be developing best practices and skills in order to adapt as your loved one changes with this disease. Often a person with dementia is said to have ‘behaviors’ but the root cause of the problem usually starts as a reaction to something we have done. We unknowingly set them up to fail or don’t know how to manage their changes. They communicate the best they can with limited abilities and it takes practice and skill to be able to read the signs. Those who love someone with dementia know just how difficult it is and also how easy it is to feel that you are failing them. We will help you understand the disease process as well as how to best manage your loved one’s ‘behaviors’ so you can go back to being the spouse, daughter, son, grandchild, or friend that you have always been.
If you have questions about The Lamoine or Dementia care you would like answered anonymously on this blog page, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about living at The Lamoine, please call Annette Carper or myself at 309-575-3108 or you may email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
We currently are offering limited tours since it is an active construction site but have videos and information to share.
We are out and about a lot so please let us know you are coming to visit us at the trailer behind the Lamoine (on East Carroll St) before setting out. If the OPEN sign is on – we are in.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!