Dementia Care

Support for People with Dementia and Their Families

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Hospice & Community Care provides specialized dementia care for patients and families with loved ones in various stages of the disease. Quality of life is the foundation of the hospice philosophy and studies show that patients with dementia and their families can benefit greatly from the care and support provided by a palliative and hospice approach.

Palliative care, which is available early in the disease process, can contribute to improving the quality of life for patients with dementia, and is as much about helping the family as it is about treating the patient. Two of the most important things that can be done to help patients with dementia and their families is to help plan for care that honors what is most important to them and cope with the changes that occur later in the disease process.

Hospice & Community Care’s staff receives specialized training in caring for people with dementia. Our team includes nurses who are specialized in dementia care, including certified geriatric, palliative and hospice care nurse practitioners.

For more information about Hospice & Community Care’s dementia support services, please call (717) 391-2421.