Coastal Hospice Announces New Resource for the Lower Eastern Shore: Dementia Patient and Caregiver Resource Guide
Salisbury, MD – September, 26, 2023 – Coastal Hospice, in collaboration with the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) announces that patients and their caregivers now have access to our Dementia Patient and Caregiver Resource Guide. Our guide provides the best-in-class resource for dementia care and improves quality of life for dementia patients, reduces hospitalizations, and eases burdens for families and caregivers.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6.7 million individuals in the U.S. have dementia, the majority of whom received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and by 2050, that figure is expected to more than double as the population ages. The New Dementia Patient and Caregiver Resource Guide is designed to support the home care of people living with dementia and to assist caregivers, including families, with the skills and necessary information to care for, manage safety, and provide comfort for their loved one living with dementia within their home. Many people living with dementia frequently visit their doctor’s office, emergency room, and hospital due to worsening symptoms or increasing caregiving strain, but these conditions can be prevented or managed with appropriate hospice and palliative care.
Lauren Blair, Community Relations & Development Manager and Dementia Care Program Champion commented, “Dementia is a progressive condition that affects a person’s cognition, memory, and ability to perform activities of daily living. Providing the best possible care can help people living with dementia maintain a higher quality of life by addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs. Let our team of trained experts assist with the challenges associated with this condition, all while supporting the caregivers and loved ones involved.”
If you are supporting a loved one who is living with dementia, experiencing challenges with care, or would like to connect with a trusted community-based provider, you do not have to do it alone. To find out if your loved one can benefit from hospice services, call our direct referral line at 410-742-7878. Please visit www.coastalhospice.org/dementia-patient-and-caregiver to learn more and to download our FREE Dementia Patient and Caregiver Resource Guide.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a non-profit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions who want to remain active and engaged during the final chapter of their lives. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their own homes, as well as in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and at Coastal Hospice at the Lake and Macky & Pam Stansell House. The organization also provides palliative care to treat symptoms and relieve the pain of a terminal illness or injury. Named a 2021 “Hospice Honors” recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst.
To learn more about Coastal Hospice, which serves Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, visit www.coastalhospice.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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