Tag: Adult Day Services program

Level of Care Acuity Assessment Process

Seniors participating in skill game. Level of Care Acuity Level Assessment will occur on a number of abilities.

Supervisor Alison Sarkozy on Level of Care Acuity Assessment After some careful planning, a few months ago the Helping Hands Respite Care ADS program implemented a Level of Care Acuity Assessment system for our senior members of the adult day program. By sharing an assessment tool during intake of a new member, families were asked […]

Health History

Nurse Jane at Helping Hands Respite taking blood sugars to compare with health history.

Why We Take a Thorough Health History A thorough health history and medicine list is important for our caregiver staff to best take care of your loved one. An example of how the history can be helpful might be if your loved one had a history of radiation in the abdominal region. This may cause […]

Dementia and Nutrition

Learn more about the link between dementia and nutrition. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for people with dementia. Poor nutrition can result in dehydration, reduced muscle strength, and, in some cases, an increase in behavioral symptoms. Some people with dementia experience problems with eating and drinking. Common reasons include difficulty communicating their likes […]