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Dementia Care

Dementia Care for Nova Scotians

Utilizing the Positive Approach to Care Framework to support those living with brain change.

At Always Home Homecare we utilize the Positive Approach to Care™ framework when working with clients who are navigating brain change. This method was created by Teepa Snow, one of the world's leading dementia experts, to change the culture of dementia care for the better.

Through this approach, our caregivers support those living with Alzheimer's or Dementia by meeting the clients where they are and doing with them rather than to them to get the tasks done.

Our staff is trained by our Certified Positive Approach to Care Trainer and Coach where they learn hands-on techniques to be successful while caring for your loved one.

The Positive Approach to Care™ philosophy encourages Caregivers to:

  • Respond to a person's change in cognition and abilities in a way that is not hurtful or offensive.
  • Understand that common "reactions" to the person with dementia can become thoughtful "responses" that improve quality of life for everyone involved.
  • Recognize that the person with dementia is "doing the best they can" and if something isn't working, it's the responsibility of the Caregiver to change their approach toward the person living with dementia.
  • Be aware of environments surrounding a person with dementia and make changes as necessary.

We understand that navigating brain change is difficult for family members, and our team at Always Home is here to support you. Please contact us to learn more about our Dementia Care services for Nova Scotian seniors.

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“Your care providers sound so friendly, warm and helpful that you have instilled confidence in me that my Dad will be truly cared for with Always Homecare.”

- Janet

“How can I thank you and your team enough for the amazing service and care, I am speechless and eternally grateful. You always said yes no problem and the care providers were amazing!!!!!”

- Suzanne

“I wanted to say thank you for the positive experience my mom had for nearly four years.”

- Debbie N.

“The service Always Home Homecare provided was fabulous and I would highly recommend you to anyone. The staff who went to take care of my parents were just wonderful people.”

- Michael G.

“Our care provider was excellent, one of the best care providers I have ever had. She knew exactly what to do with no supervision. If there’s any time in the future one of my shifts need to be filled I would be more than happy to have her back.”

- Cliff M.

“Thank you for providing special care for Mom – she enjoyed each person who worked with her. The meals were wonderful! When I visited Mom during the week, I could see so clearly that she was happy and comfortable. Those are the most important things!”

- Flo