Specialized Dementia Care for Elderly Adults in Newton, MA and Greater Boston
A dementia diagnosis brings a lot of uncertainty. How much care is needed now? What will we need in the future? How can we keep Mom or Dad safe and engaged at home?
HouseWorks recognizes that every person living with dementia or memory loss has a unique situation. This is why our CareTeam will customize a personalized plan for you and you alone. We focus first on safety and structure, but we also keep our clients engaged in activities they love because research shows older adults who remain active have less anxiety and depression.
HouseWorks provides advanced Certified Dementia Practitioner Training to our CareTeams. We use an evidence-based virtual dementia tour that simulates dementia symptoms and allows our CareTeams to “walk a mile” in the shoes of our clients. It’s our better understanding and training that leads to better care.
Your highly-skilled Caregiver & CareTeam provides:
Help with bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, cleaning, and Activities of Better Living™ Learn more
Home Safety and Falls Prevention
An environmental scan of the home to determine if adaptive equipment – grab bars, hand-held showers and transfer aids – is needed to keep you safe with handyman services available if anything arises. Learn More
Consistent daily routines to provide a sense of comfort and familiarity for your loved one as they age.
Medication pickup, tracking, organization and reminders, and coordination of medical care visits & appointments.
Brain Fitness Program
Puzzles, games, music, and activities to help slow symptoms and maintain memory and cognition in the comfort of your home.
Caregivers are equipped with tablet-based technology to record how they are implementing the care plan to ensure your loved one’s health, well-being, and engagement in daily activities.
Capturing Client Stories
A journalist captures your life story as a special token to help us and your Caregiver get to know you and to memorialize your life experiences for your family.
Home safety & falls prevention care available
Safety is at the heart of our care. We provide a comprehensive Home Safety & Falls Prevention assessment at the beginning of each client relationship, and as new needs arise, to ensure a safe and suitable home environment.
Flexible Care Options
Certified Dementia Care, where and how you need it.
They keep her company, help her with her memory, and they are her memory for her. They just assist her in any kind of need she has, and they will call because my loved one cannot call on the phone.
Answers to your Dementia Care questions
How much does personal care cost? Does insurance cover any part of it?
We charge by the hour or a flat rate for live-in care. Our services are not covered by Medicare/Medicaid. You may be eligible for reimbursement from Long-Term Care Insurance. We do not accept payment directly from Long-Term Care Insurance but are more than happy to submit any information that they need to reimburse you directly.
How do you train Caregivers to work with clients with dementia?
We match our clients with dementia to Caregivers who have taken Certified Dementia Practitioner Training, a 16-hour training program. Caregivers who work with clients with dementia also take virtual training, which simulates what it’s like to live with memory loss.
How do you get to know what my loved one was like before they had dementia?
We use journalists to capture client stories to help us understand what the client was like before they had dementia; this serves both to memorialize their life and help us customize activities for our client to enjoy.
How do you utilize technology?
We utilize tablet technology to track client health so we can improve day-to-day safety and experience. We also use tablets to offer brain fitness games to our clients to help improve memory.
How do you monitor the progression of symptoms? My brother says my mom is fine but I see symptoms progressing? How do I show she's getting worse?
Our tablet technology allows us to track client health and day-to-day progress. This allows us to catch even the slightest changes in health status so we can intervene sooner. Families have access to this information through the HouseWorks Family Portal, text, email or phone calls.
We’re here to help 24/7. Request care now.
We can be at your home within 24 hours – sometimes in the same day. Talk with a HouseWorks CareTeam member who will answer your questions and guide you through your options.