Uppaway Estates, Glenbrook, Nevada


Elderly Couple with Advanced Dementia and Sundowning

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About the Clients:
We are deeply committed to the well-being of our elderly couple, both in their 80s, who are navigating the challenges of advanced dementia and sundowning syndrome. As their cognitive abilities decline, they experience increased agitation and confusion, particularly in the late afternoon and evening. Our primary goal is to provide them with a safe and supportive environment, where their symptoms can be managed effectively, and their quality of life can be optimized.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in dementia care and behavioral management to provide comprehensive support for our elderly couple. This project entails implementing structured routines, environmental modifications, and caregiver support strategies to manage their symptoms of agitation and confusion associated with sundowning syndrome, ensuring their safety and well-being.


– **Structured Routines:**
– Develop and implement structured daily routines to provide predictability and stability for the elderly couple, including consistent mealtimes, bedtime routines, and activities throughout the day.
– Create individualized schedules that cater to their preferences, abilities, and past routines, promoting engagement in meaningful activities and reducing anxiety associated with uncertainty.

– **Environmental Modifications:**
– Assess their living environment for potential triggers of agitation and confusion, such as noise, clutter, or unfamiliar stimuli, and make appropriate modifications to create a calm and supportive atmosphere.
– Implement strategies to minimize disruptions during the late afternoon and evening hours, such as reducing noise levels, adjusting lighting, and creating designated quiet spaces for relaxation.

– **Caregiver Support:**
– Provide education and training to family caregivers on effective communication techniques, behavioral management strategies, and techniques for de-escalating agitation episodes.
– Offer emotional support and coping strategies for caregivers, acknowledging the challenges and stressors associated with caring for loved ones with advanced dementia and sundowning syndrome.
– Encourage self-care practices for caregivers, including respite opportunities, support groups, and access to community resources to prevent caregiver burnout and promote their overall well-being.

– **Behavioral Management:**
– Implement non-pharmacological interventions to address symptoms of agitation and confusion, such as redirection, validation therapy, and sensory stimulation, to help the elderly couple remain calm and engaged.
– Monitor their behavior closely for signs of distress or agitation, intervening proactively to prevent escalation and ensure their safety.
– Collaborate with their healthcare team to develop personalized care plans that incorporate behavioral interventions and adapt as their needs evolve over time.

– **Family Engagement:**
– Foster open communication and collaboration with family members to ensure a holistic and coordinated approach to care for the elderly couple.
– Involve family members in decision-making processes, care planning meetings, and regular updates on the couple’s condition and progress.
– Provide education on dementia and sundowning syndrome, empowering family members to better understand and support their loved ones’ unique needs and challenges.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in dementia care and behavioral management for elderly individuals.
– Proficiency in implementing structured routines, environmental modifications, and caregiver support strategies to manage symptoms of sundowning syndrome.
– Experience working with interdisciplinary teams and collaborating with family caregivers to deliver comprehensive dementia care.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong understanding of dementia-related behaviors, including agitation, confusion, and sundowning syndrome, and evidence-based interventions to manage these symptoms effectively.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with elderly individuals and their families in a compassionate and empathetic manner.
– Ability to adapt interventions to meet the unique needs and preferences of the elderly couple, considering factors such as their cognitive abilities, functional status, and personal histories.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassionate and patient-centered approach, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and preserving the dignity of elderly individuals with dementia.
– Empathy and sensitivity to the emotional and psychological challenges faced by family caregivers, offering support and validation of their experiences.
– Resilience and adaptability to navigate complex and dynamic caregiving situations, maintaining a positive and proactive attitude in the face of challenges.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Support for an Elderly Couple with Advanced Dementia and Sundowning Syndrome**

– **Patients:** Elderly couple in their 80s
– **Conditions:** Advanced dementia and sundowning syndrome causing agitation and confusion in the late afternoon and evening, requiring structured routines, environmental modifications, and caregiver support to manage symptoms and ensure safety.

The goal is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for the elderly couple, where their symptoms of sundowning syndrome can be managed effectively, and their overall well-being can be optimized through compassionate and holistic care.


Total Budget: $328,609.44