Coaching for Families Coping with Dementia
Do you have a loved one that recently received a diagnosis and you wish there was someone to guide you on what to have in place as the disease progresses?
Are you concerned about the safety of a loved one in their home but feeling lost on how to address your concerns?
Do you feel lost in the process of navigating care for a loved one and wondering what resources are available to you and your loved ones specific needs?
Are you in search of tools and strategies to decrease caregiver burnout and could benefit from 1:1 sessions to talk out challenges and receive individualized guidance on how to manage them?
Working with a dementia coach will provide the support you need.
A dementia coach is someone who supports both the individual and their family and caregivers as they navigate major life changes, implement effective caregiving practices, and address the quality of life for all involved.
By working with The Memory Compass, you will receive expert support to reduce the anxiety and worry in caring for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer's, or memory loss.
Common coaching sessions focus on:
Education and Strategies to Help Your Loved One
Educating families about the disease and stages within the disease
Learning how to determine which stage your loved one is currently in
Learning tools on how to best prepare for the future as the disease progresses
In-home safety assessments to set up the environment for independence
Learning how to provide continued meaningful activities
Education Topics may include but are not limited to: change in behaviors/emotions, safety with medications, safety with finances, resistance to bathing/dressing, decline in hygiene, decline in home management, safety concerns with driving, weight loss or appetite changes, how to know when increased care is recommended
Information and Support for Caregivers
Supporting family members during times of decision and planning
Connections with other professionals to strengthen your dementia care team
Tools to confidently advocate for loved ones
Understanding how to improve or maintain your own health and quality of life while caring for a loved one
How to Get Started:
Schedule a Free 15-Minute Consultation
Begin with a consultation call to learn more about our services and how The Memory Compass can support you on your journey.
Coaching services are available nationally!
Attend the 60-Minute Initial Coaching Session
Engage in the initial phone, virtual, or on-site Dementia coaching session. The focus of this session is individualized for your specific needs. Session format will be individualized based off of the intake form completed prior to the initial scheduled session.
Deciding How Much Support You Need
A major goal of The Memory Compass is to support families in order to avoid crisis. For continued support and individualized guidance continued sessions are offered on a weekly, bi-weekly or as needed basis. Different continued coaching session packages are available to fit your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Coaching
Does my loved one need to be present for the coaching session?
Unlike therapy or services through our Wellness Plan, the person with dementia does not need to be present. Coaching is aimed at providing support, education, and information to caregivers and family.
Do you help with placement of an individual with dementia into a care facility?
We support you through the decision making process and will connect you with other professionals in the communtiy as needed, but do not directly assist with the direct placement of your loved one into a care facility.
Does coaching include case management for my loved one?
Our coaching services are for caregivers and loved ones. At The Memory Compass we do not provide case managment services such as in-home care, coordination of food, medication managment, etc. However, we will help connect you with the appropraite community resources in this area.
How is coaching different than therapy or your Wellness Plan?
Both therapy and our Wellness Plan involve direct interaction with the individual with dementia. Therapy is often covered by Medicare and is a once a week service. Our Wellness Plan is not covered by insurance and the frequency is determine by the family. Family Coaching is provided on an as-needed basis and the sessions are with the caregivers and family, not the individual with dementia.