Dementia is very common, especially for the elderly. It involves both thinking and social symptoms that can interfere with day-to-day living. There are many different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s Dementia, FTD, Huntington’s disease, and Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease. Though the types of dementia themselves are different, many of the symptoms of overlap and are interconnected.
These symptoms include, but are not limited to, confusion, difficulty speaking, reading, or writing, losing things, lapses in judgment, mood swings, changes in personality, agitation, falling, difficulty recognizing sights and sounds, poor decision making, sleepiness or hallucinations.
If your loved one has been struggling with these symptoms and is having difficulty caring for himself or herself or if you are struggling to care for a loved one suffering from these symptoms, then dementia care might be the right option.
We have specialized Alzheimer’s and Chronic Confusion and Dementing Illness (CCDI) units. Our staff is specifically trained in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Each year, our staff is re-certified in this area and receives ongoing training.
Our CCDI unit is completely secure and maintains twenty-four hour supervision. The goal of these specialized units is to minimize stress and anxiety for our residents suffering from dementia. The environment is designed for minimal confrontation and unease for our chronically confused residents. Our goal is for our CCDI residents suffering from dementia to be as comfortable and feel as at home as possible.
Specific dementia care can include, but is not limited to, help with mobility, personal hygiene, medication administration, speech, and social engagement. The most important cornerstone of dementia care is establishing a sense of normalcy and a set routine.
We understand that living and coping with dementia is extremely difficult, so we strive to provide a compassionate, safe environment for your loved one to thrive.
Our company was founded in 1977 by Kenneth Webb under the name Quality Health Care Specialists, Corp. In 2011, Jerry and Nancy Voyna became the proud owners after 20+ years of service within the company home office. At that time Jerry and Nancy changed the name of the company to QHC Management, LLC and QHC Facilities, LLC, respectively. QHC Management oversees the operations of QHC Facilities and in total there are 10 facilities; eight skilled nursing homes and two assisted living facilities.