Caregiver Cards provide essential visual picture cues that improve communication, promote independence and reduce anxiety for adults with memory, cognitive, or speech challenges due to dementia, Alzheimer's disease, autism, deaf or hard of hearing, and other disabilities. An essential aid for helping adults understand and engage in activities at home or in residential care or memory care settings.

Product Description:

  • 155 Illustrations
  • 80 Double-sided Cards
  • 4 Blank cards so that you can create custom cards
  • 4 ¼ W x 5 ½ inch H
  • Printed on durable cardstock with glossy, protective finish
  • Cards are not “water-proof” but can be wiped off for cleaning/hygiene
  • Rounded edges to reduce wear
  • Symbol Keys in upper right-hand corner to identify subject section
  • 1 Symbol Key card to identify subject categories
  • Secured by 2 binder rings
  • Binder rings allow for caregiver flexibility in removing or adding illustrations, as needed

6 subject categories with identifying symbol for each subject:

  • Basic Activities of Daily Living
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
  • Activities
  • Commands & Prompts
  • Emotions & Feelings
  • Events, People, & Places
   
 

Basic ADLs are daily self-care activities. Activities of daily living are things we do on a regular basis that ensure our health and well-being. These everyday activities include: eating, dressing, toileting and continence, bathing and hygiene, the ability to get in and out of bed or a chair, walking with or without assistive devices, and independently using assistive devices (i.e. wheelchair, hearing aid, eyeglasses, etc.).

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Instrumental ADLs are activities that allow a person to successfully live independently. They are not necessary for fundamental functioning but do allow for independence within a community. These activities include: medication and healthcare management, housekeeping and laundry, transportation, managing financial matters, use of communication devices, and care of pets.

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Activities are actions or goings-on that help with providing structure and routine to the day.

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Commands and Prompts are one, two word, or simple phrases used to help cue a desired action or response, and to keep oriented and safe.

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Emotions and Feeling are used to help convey and express ideas, feelings, wishes, and concerns during the moment at hand.

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Events, people, and places are used to help orient to person, place or day. This subject contains three sub-categories. Events is broken down into days of the week, holidays, or celebrations. People describe family and friends. A place is used to describe the location you are at currently at or are in route to.

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*Please click on each category to see examples of illustrations
and to see the complete list of illustrations for each subject category*

 

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