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K LOCAL ADVICE FROM A iLOCAL EXPERT O.My grandfather has de- mentia. Will this cause his death? What are sugges- tions on where he should live and what we can do to help at end of life? Tessa Johnson RN, MSN, Director of Dementia is a terminal Countrykouse Dickinson Adisease. People will die from dementia or complications of dementia. If your grandfather is at home and is safe at home with you or another care partner, then he can most definitely stay there. Most communities, including Dickinson have wonderful hospice services that can help youthroughthattransitionwhenthe time comes. if they live in a senior living community, they can utilize hospice services as well. When people move in with us specifically in CountryHouse, we commit to keep them in their "home" until end of life. We need to be prepared to meet their needs during the end of their life, just as we have while they have been actively living. One way in which we do this is with the support of the local hospice agency. We do have a specialty license granted from the state of ND in which allows us in Basic Care to give end of life care. As we know in memory care, environment and consistency is key. Family support during this time is important. Here are some things that you can do to help! Check-in/greet him when you visit Provide meals/drinks if they are staying with him Share favorite stories/memories with him Offer suggestions of how he can participate in his care. Sit with him, sometimes it is just your presence - not what you say or do - that brings comfort COUNTRYHOUSE IRESIDENCE for memory care Ê 701.483.2266| countryhouse.net & K LOCAL ADVICE FROM A iLOCAL EXPERT O.My grandfather has de- mentia. Will this cause his death? What are sugges- tions on where he should live and what we can do to help at end of life? Tessa Johnson RN, MSN, Director of Dementia is a terminal Countrykouse Dickinson Adisease. People will die from dementia or complications of dementia. If your grandfather is at home and is safe at home with you or another care partner, then he can most definitely stay there. Most communities, including Dickinson have wonderful hospice services that can help youthroughthattransitionwhenthe time comes. if they live in a senior living community, they can utilize hospice services as well. When people move in with us specifically in CountryHouse, we commit to keep them in their "home" until end of life. We need to be prepared to meet their needs during the end of their life, just as we have while they have been actively living. One way in which we do this is with the support of the local hospice agency. We do have a specialty license granted from the state of ND in which allows us in Basic Care to give end of life care. As we know in memory care, environment and consistency is key. Family support during this time is important. Here are some things that you can do to help! Check-in/greet him when you visit Provide meals/drinks if they are staying with him Share favorite stories/memories with him Offer suggestions of how he can participate in his care. Sit with him, sometimes it is just your presence - not what you say or do - that brings comfort COUNTRYHOUSE IRESIDENCE for memory care Ê 701.483.2266| countryhouse.net &