Quick Start Guide to

How It Works

STEP 01.

If you have decided that you could benefit from a little help on your dementia care partner journey, but are not sure if Bambu Care is the right fit for you, schedule a Bambu Talk using one of our "Book a Call" button. On this call we will discuss your current challenges and needs and let you know just how we can help. This call is obligation-free and simply a way for you to get a better idea of the services we can offer you.

STEP 02.

Once you have decided that Bambu Care is your perfect match and you are ready to become an empowered, confident care partner, schedule an Initial Care Consultation using one of our “Book a Consult” buttons. During this consultation, we will discuss in depth your top challenges and concerns as a dementia care partner. By the end of the consultation, we will create a personalized care plan outlining educational topics, care partner tools, and ongoing support needs that will help you along your journey.

STEP 03.

After the Initial Care Consultation and the creation of your personalized care plan, you are eligible to become a Panda Pal! Our Panda Pal Program offers options for 1, 2, 4 or 6 sessions per month for 1 to 3 months depending on your preference, needs and specific situation. During these sessions, we will address any concerns, challenges, or questions you may have, educate you on various dementia related topics, and provide you with the tools you need to have a less stressful care partner journey. For those in need of additional support, we also offer weekly telephone call support (15 minutes) to check-in to see how your week is going and how you are feeling. We also offer unlimited chat access because sometimes questions or concerns just can’t wait or you are in need of emotional support and companionship in between sessions. We know that this care partner journey is a tough one and are here to serve, help, and support you the best we can - that’s what Panda Pals do!

But wait what is a Dementia Consultant?

The idea of a dementia coach or a dementia care consultant is new to many people, so we want to tell you a little bit more about what Bambu Care offers and what we do not offer. 

Services Available:

  • Discussion and assessment of care partner challenges and concerns
  • Help defining and setting goals with the care partner 
  • Individual education and training about: Dementia, communication techniques, “problematic” or challenging behaviors or symptoms, environmental safety, Care Partner stress, self-care, and well-being, and the importance of advance care planning.
  • Objective guidance and feedback 
  • Emotional support and companionship - an open ear
  • Additional support through weekly telephone check-ins and/or unlimited chat access 

Service NOT Offered: 

  • Legal advice 
  • Medical advice
  • Medication recommendations 
  • Financial advice
  • Mental health counseling or professional counseling
  • Case management services, including but not limited to: coordination of food, housing, in-home care, bill paying, health insurance applications, or crisis interventions, etc. 
  • Direct placement services of persons with dementia into care facilities including: nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehab centers, or memory care facilities.

Are you ready to get started?