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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
We have Certified Dementia Practitioners on Staff to meet with your family or your loved one. Our Caregivers receive enriched specialized training for working with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients.
In addition to videos and manuals, McKenney caregivers are sensitized through the use of the Virtual Alzheimer’s App. This virtual reality experience helps caregivers understand the feelings and experience of those suffering with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia.
McKenney Home Care is a family owned, private pay home care agency servicing Naples, Marco Island, Ft. Myers, Sanibel, Pine Island, Sarasota, Venice as well as all of Collier, Lee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties.
OUR MOST POPULAR ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA CARE SERVICES INCLUDE
Maintaining a Routine
Routine is important for clients with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Maintaining regular eating, sleeping patterns and taking medications timely and correctly will all contribute to feelings of calm. A Caregiver can prompt a client through the day to maintain the important routines.
Transportation and Managing Schedules
Keeping up with appointments and organizing social outings is important for maintaining good health and preventing social isolation, loneliness and depression. We are able to ensure a client gets to and from appointments, lunches, dinners, movies and shows.
Regular housekeeping can prolong a person’s ability to live independently at home. A clean and organized home improves a person’s sense of well-being and therefore there state of mind. We provide light cleaning, changing linens, laundry, washing dishes, trash removal and watering plants.
Meal Preparation and Companionship
Planning and cooking meals and shopping for groceries is difficult or impossible with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Having someone join you in these activities is not only pleasant, but improves nutrition which leads to a client’s well-being.
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In-Home Memory Screenings
Have you noticed a loss of short term memory? Do you have concerns that you might have some form of cognitive impairment? Loss of memory can be a sign of Dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease, but not always. Your memory issues could be due to aging, medication or even depression. McKenney Home Care is now providing Professional in Home Memory Screening to help you get a baseline and to better understand your memory issues.
Angel Duncan has partnered with McKenney Home Care to provide In Home Memory Screening. Angel is a Ph.D. Candidate working towards her doctorate in Psychology with a focus in Gerontology. She has an extensive background in marriage and family therapy, art therapy, teaching and research. Angel has been involved in clinical research trials in Alzheimer’s disease, medical and psychiatric disorders coming from Stanford University and the University of California- San Francisco.
Please contact McKenney Home Care if you would like to schedule a private, In Home Memory Screen for yourself or a loved one.
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Customized Caregiver Services
McKenney Home Care offers a large variety of customized caregiver services for both the Naples and Sarasota locations. If you have any questions, or would like to customized caregiver services for your loved one call us today.
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It is the policy of McKenney Home Care that each of our trained assistants is compliant with the following:
The owners are hands on Managing Members and together with their Director of Nursing offer healthcare and business backgrounds unparalleled in the community.
Dr. Marks also serves as the Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at UPPMC Shadyside and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has served as President of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and President of the Allegheny County Medical Society. In addition, he has served on the board of directors of the American Cancer Society, Allegheny County Medical Society, Pittsburgh Research Institute, UPMC CancerCenter, Pittsburgh Pain Society, Burger King Cancer Caring Center, Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Marks is also on the corporate board of Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, serves on the Credentials Committee of Highmark, and as a professional consultant in Hematology/Oncology for Medicare. He is also a co- founder of the local Juvenile Diabetes Foundation chapter.
We are accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). ACHC is a third-party accrediting organization that has developed the highest national standards that providers are measured against in order to illustrate their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver quality healthcare services.
McKenney Home Care relies on the input of a world renowned Medical Advisory Board, the Members have long term professional relationships with the Medical Advisory Board Members and rely on them for input on sensitive cases and to bring “best practices” to the Agency.
We have a 24/7 on call line which is continuously staffed by one of our staff members. You will not get an answering machine or a call service when you call after hours.
We ensure collaboration and communication between client, families and physicians.