Dementia is the fifth leading cause of death among older Americans, and over half of nursing home and assisted living residents are impacted by it. Every person’s journey with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias is different. Hospice offers patients and their families support and care to comprehensively address all sources of suffering and focus on the needs of the patient and family rather than on the disease.
Home Safety Tips
Home safety is important for everyone — but it carries added significance for caregivers. This is especially true if you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease in your home. A throw rug or a stray toy on the steps could easily put your loved one at risk...
Safety is important for everyone, but taking specific precautions becomes vital as dementia progresses. By putting measures in place, you can prevent injuries and help the person with Alzheimer's feel comfortable. We have resources to assist.
Guide to Dementia Care At Home
Even though most dementia cases come from irreversible causes, there is still much that families can do to help their loved ones continue to function as well as possible for as long as possible. Creating a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment for someone with...
Maintaining Dignity for Alzheimer’s Patients
There are many stages of dementia. In fact even a few different scales that lay out the stages of dementia. Regardless of the stage, dementia is secondary to the person affected by it. It is important to stress that this is a person FIRST and someone affected by...
Care Training Resources
Being a caregiver doesn't come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Use the trainings, workshops, books and DVDs on this page to gain caregiving skills and practical advice.
Basic Tips for Caregiving
Several tips on how to behave as caregivers of loved ones with dementia will help ease your loved ones' anxiety and help you have satisfying relationships, even as your roles change with respect to each other. The goal is to allow them to keep their dignity and...
Become a Hospice Hero
When you make a donation to The Hospice Promise Foundation, 100 percent of your donation goes directly to patients and families in need. Your generosity will make a difference in the life of another, and help ensure his or her final days are spent worry-free, surrounded by loved ones, in the peace and comfort of home.