ACHIEVE OPTIMUM COGNITVE HEALTH
Evaluation, Testing & Treatment Planning
An Initial Evaluation is conducted by our clinicians to obtain medical, educational and social background. It is a way of assessing and observing each individual’s behavior, personality, cognitive abilities and other domains.
Once testing is completed a Treatment Plan will be created. Treatment plans are comprised from the clinician's evaluation, testing results, and feedback from the resident, and if applicable, from family and community staff.
Psychotherapy includes treating psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment, and other mood related concerns. It helps to better understand the behaviors, emotions, and ideas that contribute to these symptoms.
Our team utilizes techniques to assist individuals in modifying psychological, behavioral, emotional, and social factors that may be impacting functioning and well-being.
Cognitive Remediation Therapy
Cognitive Remediation therapy focuses on maintaining/improving memory functioning; stabilizing memory loss and developing daily life skills for individuals with mild to moderate impairment. Our goal is to strengthen memory functioning and help individuals transfer progress to daily living skills. Interactive interventions and the development of daily life skills are also utilized to help achieve goals of optimal cognitive health.
Advanced Memory Therapy
Advanced Memory Therapy, focuses on moderate to later stages of memory loss/Dementia and targets each individual’s unique symptoms at each stage of impairment, as well as building on remaining functional capacities.
Our goal is to help each individual achieve and maintain the highest level of functioning and quality of life possible at each stage of the disease process to reduce feelings of anxiety, depression, agitation, and associated behaviors.
Cognitive Remediation Therapy at this stage is provided to work with an individual’s remaining areas of cognitive function, communication skills, and the capacity to understand communication.
Behavioral Therapy helps treat many emotional challenges and behaviors associated with memory loss, such as anxiety, depression, agitation, aggression and delusional thinking.
Validation Therapy helps individuals feel understood and ‘joined with.' These interventions generally foster decreased anxiety, mistrust and other emotional disturbances.
Family Therapy provides education and support about the disease process and skills that might assist in communication and support of their loved one.
Staff Support & Training
Each member of our team are highly qualified, licensed professionals in the field that meet the State of Illinois educational and training requirements for the services we provide.
Each member of our team has retained specialized training earning a certification as dementia specialists.
We encourage and support continued education of each service provider.