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SPIRIT Companion Program

S.P.I.R.I.T (Sensory Program and Integrated Recreation Intervention Treatment)

The S.P.I.R.I.T Program at Mandala Life is an enhanced companionship program that focuses on Individualized Program Plan (IPP) Based activities with either a Recreation Therapy (RT) and/or a Sensory Program (SP) focus.

As the generations age, the need for elderly care increases. However the past perceptions of what we think of when saying Elderly is changing. The Elder of today is active and proactive in being aware of their health. Elders today, and their children are wanting the best for their loved ones in both medical and alternative forms of health.

After an initial visit an assessment a plan is developed with the family and client. Our companions will visit and implement the determined IPP. Ongoing monitoring of the action plan is assessed with each visit and an evaluation is made to any adjustments needed along the way. The result is our clients get the best care from companions that are focused on specific generalized goals using Recreation or Sensory Programs.

As many of or clients may go into long-term care homes, our companions are there to assist with that transition. Over the period of time that we have been in service, our companions are developing and compiling data that has been filled with the clients history and present needs, likes and dislikes, daily routines, associations within and the home and community and past significant experiences. Slowly with the help of family, friends and our companions, we are building a Memory and Daily Life Book (MDL). The MDL booklet can then be utilized in a care home and next multidisciplinary team has additional tools to further enhance the quality of care provided for the client.

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25 signs that a person may need companionship

This checklist is intended to assist you in identifying if there is an immediate need for leisure and recreation care. Review the checklist and if you identify that any of these changes have occurred, you should arrange for a consultation about home companion care. We can assess the situation and advise you or your loved one about available options.

Changes in Personal Care and Mobility

  1. Difficulty in remembering to bathing, improper grooming or lack of proper hygiene
  2. Incontinence and improper or incomplete bathing/cleansing of self and home
  3. Forgetting to eat, not eating nutritious meals, sudden weight loss or lack of hydration
  4. Increasing unsteadiness and/or falling down, or trouble getting out of a chair
  5. Difficulty doing laundry, dishes, and doing grocery shopping

Changes in Health Care Status

  1. Mismanagement of medications, confusion about what to take and when, inability to administer injections or change bandages
  2. Recently diagnosed with life altering or chronic illness
  3. Recently discharged from hospital, or going home after surgery and needed assistance in daily tasks
  4. Frequent hospitalizations or trips to the Emergency Room
  5. Recent physical impairment, including stroke, loss of limb or other major injury

Changes in Life Management

  1. Trouble paying bills or handling correspondence, or changes in purchasing patterns
  2. Impaired judgment/decision making; or becomes victim of scams or financial abuse
  3. Unable to use the telephone or does not answer the phone, or respond to messages
  4. Expressed need for help at home, things becoming too much too handle
  5. Leaving the stove or other appliances on, letting bathtubs or sinks overflow, creating a safety hazard

Changes in Attitude/Behavior

  1. Sadness, loneliness, isolation, or confusion
  2. Appearance has changed/deteriorated
  3. Sudden mood swings, anger, anxiety or depression
  4. Getting lost easily or starting to wander
  5. Difficultly understanding others/remembering names or situations and locations

Changes in Family Situation

  1. Recently lost a spouse or primary support/caregiver
  2. Caregiver works and cannot respond to the client’s needs on a regular basis
  3. Family is overwhelmed by client’s circumstances
  4. Family is in conflict over how best to meet client’s personal needs
  5. Caregiver or family is geographically distant or has recently moved farther away from client
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