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Frequently Asked Questions

To make things clear and user-friendly, we have listed the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions in one concise section. Have a look at our FAQs below and get in touch if you have any queries which have not been addressed.

What is a caregiver? A caregiver is someone, often a family member or friend, who aids, support, and care to an individual living with advanced dementia. They play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life for the person they're caring for.

What is a care partner? A care partner is a term we use to encompass not only family members but also trusted friends and individuals who are involved in the care of someone with advanced dementia. Care partners are essential in creating personalized care plans.

What is a health care provider? A health care provider is a trained professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or therapist, who offers medical and non-medical care and support to individuals living with advanced dementia. They collaborate with care partners to enhance comfort and quality of life.

What is dementia? Dementia is a progressive condition affecting memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform everyday tasks. It impacts the brain's functioning and can lead to challenges in communication and daily living.

What happens if people don't agree? In situations where care partners or family members don't see eye to eye on certain decisions, it's important to have open and respectful discussions. Our tools and resources can help facilitate these conversations, aiming to reach a consensus that prioritizes the comfort and well-being of the person with dementia.

What if I don't know the answers to all the questions? Not to worry. It's perfectly normal to not have all the answers. Our program is designed to guide you and encourage collaboration. You can reach out to health care providers and other care partners for assistance in filling out the care plan. Our focus is on working together to improve the person's quality of life.

Is ADVANCED-Comfort only for people with advanced dementia? While the ADVANCED-Comfort program is primarily designed to cater to the unique needs and preferences of individuals living with advanced dementia, it is important to note that even individuals with less severe forms of dementia can benefit from the care planning process. The 6M Care Plan can be a valuable tool for involving them in conversations about their care preferences and ensuring their comfort and quality of life are prioritized. By considering their input, you can create more personalized and meaningful care plans, regardless of the stage of dementia.

Is ADVANCED-Comfort and the 6M care plan a legal document? No, the ADVANCED-Comfort program and the 6M Care Plan are not legal documents. They are tools designed to help you and your family or trusted circle collaborate with healthcare providers in creating personalized care plans for individuals living with advanced dementia. These plans focus on comfort, quality of life, and individual preferences. While they are essential for enhancing the care provided, they do not hold the same legal significance as documents like advance directives or legal wills. The care plan serves as a guide for caregiving and communication, promoting person-centered care but does not carry the legal weight of other documents used in healthcare and legal matters.

Crystal Salt
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