Alzheimer's Care

Families who are caring at home for loved ones who may be experiencing a range of issues, from minor memory loss to full dementia, can turn for help to Community VNA. We are a compassionate agency that is skilled and highly experienced in caring for individuals with these special needs. At Community VNA, our specially trained and understanding staff is experienced in providing the extra support needed by caregivers to care for their loved one and to learn more about the caregiver skills they need.

Community VNA -Nursing & Rehab Services

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Our expertise allows us to guide family caregivers in caring for loved ones with memory loss.

For those individuals who need skilled nursing or rehabilitation care, who also are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, other dementia or memory loss, the trained, compassionate nurses and rehab therapists of Community VNA are highly experienced in providing their care.

Advanced professional training and years of experience have allowed our compassionate visiting staff to provide professional nursing and rehab care to individuals with cognitive problems. We work effectively with a patient’s changing understanding or behaviors and we offer cueing and prompts as needed to create an environment that enhances recuperation at home.

Nursing and Rehabilitation Services at Community VNA

Community VNA Private Care -Help at Home

Our specially trained staff provides home care for individuals with memory loss problems, assisting family caregivers to maintain a familiar home-routine which helps reduce confusion, anxiety or frustration for loved ones with memory loss. Our trained and experienced Private Care staff assists with activities of daily living, housekeeping, and respite for caregivers.

Get Help at Home through Community VNA’s Private Care

Adult Day Health Care

Our medically supervised program provides day-time care and supportive assistance to frail elders and disabled adults including those with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Our program Centers are located at Harmony Adult Day Health Center in Taunton, MA , Mansfield Adult Day Health Center in Mansfield, MA and Norwood Adult Day Health Center in Norwood, MA.

Adult Day Health Care at Community VNA

Alzheimer’s Assistance Program

Community VNA’s Alzheimer’s Assistance Program helps caregivers who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia by providing them with free assessments, information, advice as well as caregiver respite time. The Program features:

  • Patient assessment and ongoing oversight by specially trained staff including our Program manager-social worker and our Alzheimer’s registered nurses;
  • Guidance/recommendations for available community resources;
  • Limited caregiver respite time weekly by trained staff;
  • Monthly caregiver support group open to Alzheimer’s caregivers community-wide;

The Alzheimer’s Assistance Program was created in 2001 by Community VNA in an effort to reach out and help the growing number of family caregivers attempting to care at home for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. Grants received over the years from the following generous funders have allowed Community VNA to offer the Alzheimer’s Assistance Program at no charge to caregivers in our community:

  • United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton
  • Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation
  • Fred M. Roddy Foundation Endowed Fund for Alzheimer’s Assistance Program
  • Trier Memorial Endowed Fund

The Alzheimer’s Assistance Program includes the following services:

Assessment

An initial and ongoing review of the patient’s cognitive status and disease progression by skilled staff of the Alzheimer’s program, including our Program Coordinator who is a social worker and our Alzheimer’s registered nurses. The Alzheimer’s Assistance Program helps reassure family caregivers that they’re giving the right care to their loved ones afflicted by Alzheimer's disease, and that they are also taking proper care of themselves. Our goal is to help caregivers avoid risky, unsafe caregiving situations. We advise caregivers on appropriate care and help them recognize when they can no longer give safe and proper care.

Education

We share with caregivers information regarding the disease process, stress reduction techniques and tips on behavior modification and management. We offer caregivers home safety tips and introduce the community-based Safe Return Program and Project Lifesaver.

Respite care

We arrange for regularly scheduled, reliable, respite-care time provided by Community VNA staff who have been specially trained to care for those with memory impairment or dementia. Respite care can be provided in the home or at our Adult Day Health Care Centers in Mansfield, Taunton or Norwood.

Liaison

We often serve as a professional liaison between the caregiver, the physician and other care providers.

Connections

We maintain continuing telephone contact with each caregiver to ensure all needs are being met as they arise.

Communities served

Attleboro, Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, North Attleboro, Plainville, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Wrentham.

Future planning

Under the guidance of our Alzheimer’s Assistance Program’s social worker coordinator and registered nurses, we are able help families plan for possible future-care needs and consider their options if the time comes when they can no longer safely provide at home all the care their loved one may need. We assist caregivers in finding the most appropriate alternative care arrangements (such as a memory impairment unit in a nursing home) for their loved one.
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For more information or to make a referral to the Alzheimer’s Assistance Program, contact our Alzheimer’s Program Coordinator at 800.220.0110, Ext. 1374.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

A free monthly support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia is held at Community VNA. Led by a specially trained Alzheimer’s support group facilitator who is also a registered nurse on the staff of Community VNA, the group is open at no charge to any caregivers in the community.

Our Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Community VNA.

If you have questions about this support group, call our group facilitator at 800.220.0110, ext. 1554.

10 Emory Street | Attleboro, MA 02703 | Phone: 800.220.0110
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