The Visiting Angels Newton/Canton office has taken a leadership role in the provision of memory care at home within Eastern Massachusetts.
Our Cognitive Health Program Manager, Michelle Boiardi, CDP, CADDCT, has been a provider, supervisor and manager of specialized care for people living with dementia since 1994. Most of that time has been with some of the area's leading residential dementia care facilities.
Michelle has led our mission to bring cutting edge dementia care services into the home since January 2016. Her training from some of the nation's leading dementia care experts, plus decades of experience, have provided her with insight, knowledge and skills that allow her to develop specialized care for individuals, as well as training and presentations for caregivers, loved-ones and staff.
Our Cognitive Health Program has four major elements:
We start with a comprehensive assessment of the client, which includes: personal history, relationships, educational/career history, environment, behavior patterns, cognitive and physical capacity. We develop an individualized care plan, including a daily schedule and activities. Activities are tailored specifically with the client's personal interests. Our caregivers are trained in dementia care techniques, and we provide guidance to family members, so they have tools and skills to assist with their loved-ones. This type of care has been shown to make it possible for seniors living with dementia to remain in their homes for up to 18 months longer.
Caring for a loved-one with cognitive decline is challenging enough when you live nearby and can personally lend a hand. Unfortunately, some people do not live close to their loved-one with a memory related illness. Visiting Angels Newton/Canton's Cognitive Health Program can assist on your behalf when time or distance is a challenge. You can rest assured your loved-one is in good hands with assistance from our skilled caregivers. He or she deserves options other than institutionalized care. Our memory care specialists will keep in touch with you over the phone and via email, and if an independent Life Care Advocate is needed, we can make that referral.
Call Visiting Angels Newton/Canton today to discover more about our Cognitive Health Program. Our friendly and compassionate staff are happy to answer your questions and help you schedule your in-home assessment.
Phone: Newton: 617-795-2727 | Canton: 781-828-9200
"Lorna is amazing! She goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is with my father three days a week. On the days that she will not be there, she prepares smoothies and lunches for my Dad, labels them and puts them in the refrigerator. She has taken Dad to the Arboretum, the New England Aquarium, out to lunch, shopping and even to her church for Sunday services. She has been a true angel in getting him to feel like a functioning member of society. My Dad is reserved and set in his ways, Lorna has gained his trust and he has allowed her to challenge him daily."