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Strategies to Promote Independence in Your Clients With Dementia
Globally, the number of individuals with dementia will nearly triple to greater than 152 million by 2050. There is an impending need and an opportunity for home health agencies to promote interventions to assist people with dementia to maintain their current level of function in the home setting. Individuals with dementia lose independence due to progressive neurological deterioration of the disease. There are numerous strategies that can be employed to help the client with dementia to live at least restrictive level of care, improve quality of life and delay placement. Behavior and functional issues that are addressed are often the precipitant to a move to a higher level of care. What can your agency do to enhance your dementia care offerings and foster revenue growth.