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Dementia Care & Caregiver Support

November 19, 2020

Caring for a loved one with dementia?
The JFS COMPASS team is here to provide dementia-specific medical care for individuals with dementia and critical support—including education and training—for their caregivers and family members.

Every family is unique and every person with cognitive impairment, like dementia, experiences it differently. We work with each family as they face the challenges of caring for a family member with dementia, understanding and honoring your individual values and preferences, and addressing new concerns and issues as they arise throughout the course of the disease.  

Our interdisciplinary team of geriatric professionals is here to work with you and your primary care doctors. Led by Medical Director, Dr. Maria D’Souzaa physician specializing in geriatric medicine and dementia care, the JFS COMPASS team includes social workers, nurses, and other support staff who have extensive experience working with older adults and their families. Together, we work with the individual and their caregivers to develop a plan of support that offers strategies to address day-to-day issues and their own well-being. Whether it is getting care in the home, providing training and guidance for managing behavioral changes, or connecting participants to resources that can help alleviate caregiver stress, the JFS COMPASS Team’s goal is to ensure consistent and quality treatment for the patient and to provide extensive caregiver support.  

Want to learn more?
Meet the JFS COMPASS team in this 30-minute webinar to learn more about the program, common caregiver stressors & risks, and other JFS services & resources available to you. We're here to answer your questions!

Register in advance to receive the secure access link:
Tuesday, November 24 from 3:30 to 4PM
Tuesday, December 29 from 3:30 to 4PM

If you have any questions, please contact Beverly Kurzhals at bkurzhals@jfsdelaware.org
For more information about JFS COMPASS, visit https://www.jfsdelaware.org/compass

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