Nationally-Certified Dementia Expertise

Meet Louise

Lousie participated in Speech Therapy as part of the ActiveMind Program. She and SLP Cayman worked together on word retrieval, problem-solving, and recall/orientation for safety throughout the environment after Louise moved into her community. Cayman learned that Louise loves to sew, but her family was concerned that she would get hurt by continuing this activity. They found a solution! They found sewing shapes and yarn, all with a safe plastic needle. They also created different foam shapes with holes that Louise could use shoestrings to thread and create the shape so she could keep doing what she loved more safely.

Personalized Dementia Care:
We Improve Quality of Life through our ActiveMind Program

At Synergy Care, our goal is your goal – to help your loved one live their best life. With our specialized program, Synergy ActiveMind, we help improve quality of life, including individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Our areas of expertise focus on each person’s needs, providing:

  • Fully immersive education – a scientifically proven method that builds sensitivity and awareness
  • Champion-led care – certified dementia specialists provide innovative tools for an interdisciplinary approach to success
  • Individualized evidence-based assessments for personalized care planning

 

Our Synergy ActiveMind team uses an individualized, person-centered framework to facilitate best ability to function in all stages of dementia. We offer expert therapy services. including:

  • Communication skills education and management
  • Activities of daily living care techniques
  • Behavior assessment and management

Dementia Expertise Results in Strong Outcomes

Our Synergy Care ActiveMind team members monitor activities of daily living (ADL), including behavioral responses, for program participants. With a focus on continuous progress, our teams determine a baseline and monitor improvement to reach the highest level quality of life. 

Recent data shows significant improvement in critical components of quality of life, including:

  • Positive and effective communication of personal needs
  • Decreases in negative physical and verbal behaviors
  • Increases in positive participation in ADL self-care, including feeding/eating, bathing, brushing teeth and safe toilet use  
  • Reduction in disruptive behaviors

Understanding All Aspects of Memory Disorders

  • Dementia affects various areas of the brain, and the symptoms of dementia can vary depending on the diagnosis and current state of the disease.

If you or a loved one is experiencing early signs of dementia or memory loss – or has been diagnosed with early onset dementia, our Synergy ActiveMind team can help.

We are CPI nationally-certified Dementia Care Specialists, which means we have specialized training and experience to understand every stage of dementia. Our team uses a standardized framework of care, including:

  • Understanding dementia-related behavior management
  • Learning communication and care techniques
  • Facilitating the best ability to function at any stage

 

It is essential to understand not only the disease but how to manage those with the disease on a daily basis – and plan for more extended care.

Our Synergy ActiveMind team members can manage all aspects of brain health that may be affecting your loved one, including:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy, withdrawal or depression
  • Communication problems
  • Coordination issues
  • Delusions or hallucinations
  • Difficult behaviors
  • Difficulty problem-solving
  • Difficulty with activities of daily living
  • Increased confusion, especially with time or place
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Personality changes
  • Poor judgment
  • Reduced concentration

Dementia Capable Care Training from Synergy Care Experts

Allison Blanchard
Allison Blanchard, Rehab Tech, High Hope Care Center

Synergy Care’s Dementia Capable Care Training transforms staff capabilities and elevates dementia care for a visible improvement in the quality of life of patients affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD).

Our Synergy Care Dementia Capable Care (DCC) certified instructors work closely with memory care-focused employees at skilled nursing facilities and dedicated memory care facilities to teach the strategies and evidence-based approaches that have been proven most successful.

 

E-mail us to learn more about how our nationally-recognized Synergy ActiveMind experts can help expand your neuro rehab capabilities through evidence-based resources and strategies for success.

Learn more about Synergy ActiveMind:
Evidence-Based Dementia Therapy Services

As a result of our training, I will always see the person first before the task or disease.”

As a result of our DCC program, I gained a better insight into the stages of dementia and tools to use for each stage. I will incorporate these new approaches to best communicate and care for patients with dementia.”

“As a result of this training, I will implement new approaches to therapy with current and future patients including caregiver training to increase patient’s independence.”

Learn more about the services we offer and how Synergy Care can help your patients and your business operations.