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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month: How Compassus Supports Patients and Families

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

June marks Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other brain-related illnesses. At Compassus, we understand the profound impact these conditions can have on patients and their families. Our comprehensive hospice, palliative, and home health care services are designed to provide the support needed at every stage of the journey.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Brain-Related Illnesses

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is a progressive disease that impairs memory, thinking, and behavior, eventually interfering with daily activities and quality of life. While there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, compassionate care and support can make a significant difference in the lives of patients and their families.

Compassus Hospice Care

For patients in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s or other brain-related illnesses, Compassus offers hospice care to provide comfort and improve the quality of life. Our hospice services focus on:

  • Symptom Management: Managing pain, anxiety, and other symptoms to ensure comfort.
  • Emotional Support: Providing counseling and emotional support to patients and their families.
  • Spiritual Care: Addressing spiritual needs and providing support through chaplain services.
  • Respite Care: Offering temporary relief to primary caregivers, allowing them to rest and recharge.

Our interdisciplinary team works closely with patients and families to develop a personalized care plan that meets their unique needs and wishes.

Compassus Palliative Care

For those in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s or other brain-related illnesses, Compassus palliative care services can help manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Palliative care focuses on:

  • Symptom Relief: Addressing and managing symptoms such as pain, nausea, and difficulty sleeping.
  • Care Coordination: Collaborating with primary care physicians and specialists to ensure seamless care.
  • Emotional and Psychological Support: Providing counseling and support to help patients and families cope with the challenges of the illness.

Our palliative care team works to enhance comfort and support, allowing patients to live as fully as possible.

 

Compassus Home Health Care

For patients who are managing brain-related illnesses at home, Compassus home health care services offer medical and non-medical support to promote independence and well-being. Our home health care services include:

  • Skilled Nursing: Providing medical care such as medication management, wound care, and monitoring of vital signs.
  • Therapy Services: Offering physical, occupational, and speech therapy to improve mobility and communication.
  • Personal Care Assistance: Helping with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation.
  • Education and Support: Educating patients and caregivers about the illness and how to manage symptoms effectively.

Our home health care team is dedicated to supporting patients in the comfort of their own homes, promoting a higher quality of life.

Supporting Families Throughout the Journey

At Compassus, we understand that brain-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s impact not only the patients but also their families. We offer comprehensive support to caregivers and family members, helping them navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one with a brain-related illness. From providing information and resources to help families understand the illness and personalizing care plans, to offering strategies on managing the stresses of caregiving, Compassus is here to support patients and their families at every stage of their journey.

Join Us in Raising Awareness

This Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Compassus is committed to raising awareness about these challenging conditions and the importance of compassionate care. We invite you to learn more about our hospice, palliative, and home health care services and how we can support you and your loved ones at every stage of the journey.