Centering care on body and mind
Today, approximately 50 million people worldwide live with dementia, with the condition affecting more than 60%¹ of long-term care residents. While caring for a resident with dementia can be incredibly rewarding, the nature and complexity of the condition means that as it progresses, many people develop responsive behaviors that can create challenging situations and moments of friction in the care-giving environment. As the number of residents living with dementia continues to rise, so does the need for support – both at a carer and facility level. For carers and their residents living with dementia, we deliver non-pharmaceutical solutions that facilitate a person-centered approach to essential routines designed to reduce moments of friction around the clock.
Facilitating smoother daily living activities
In an environment where intimate care routines can entail a moment of friction, our solutions are designed to make every-day tasks easier for carers and comfortable for residents.
Enable one-to-one interactions
Many Arjo solutions are designed to be used by a single carer, are easy and intuitive to use, and can be integrated across the care pathway. We strive to enable carers to deliver one-to-one care with less time focused on task-based necessities – and more time for quality interactions.
Supporting a calm, dignified care environment
Just as important to activities of daily living is the need to create and capture positive moments that promote contentment and joy. Extending beyond essential routines and bodily needs, our solutions can bring wellness, calmness and dignity to residents and benefit the overall care environment.
Understanding the individual
We have developed the Mobility Gallery and Dementia care personas to assist you in identifying individual needs and selecting appropriate solutions that support daily living activities.
We believe it is only by applying a person-centered approach when caring for someone living with dementia that quality of life can be maintained, episodes of responsive behavior can be minimized and dignity can be maintained.
Designing for dementia
At the core of our research and development process for both acute and long-term care are our design principles. These principles not only guide product development, they are the foundation of our portfolio and are in place to ensure we continue to meet the evolving needs and challenges of today’s care environments
The Arjo dementia care product portfolio
Our carefully selected dementia care portfolio can assist you in delivering person-centered care around the clock, from patient transfers to bathing and wellness.
1. Alzheimer’s Disease International. World Alzheimer Report 2018. London: Alzheimer’s Disease International; 2018.