Our Ageless Abilities clinical framework is designed to address the needs of those diagnosed with dementia and are determined to be functioning at a level 4-7 on the Global Deterioration Scale. The Ageless Abilities clinical framework provides the treating therapist a comprehensive approach that includes the evaluation, staging, treatment and development of effective strategies to routinely implement to ensure the quality of life of the patients/residents we are privileged to serve. The purpose of this program is to assist the therapist in evaluating and developing an appropriate plan of care for the person with dementia, which in turn will help to maximize their daily performance and lessen the risk for excessive disability. This program, which utilizes information from the Allen Cognitive Disabilities Theory and the Global Deterioration Scale model, focuses on caregiver education, family training, and environmental safety.
An appropriate plan of care for a person with dementia: