Dementia Companionship Care

Serving with Heart and Hands


We adapt our care to the lifestyle of the client instead of asking the client to do the adjusting.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide companionship care for those who suffer from dementia that respects and values who they are as people, and to help their families better understand and care for their loved one.

Our Care Philosophy

The dementia patient lives in a world shaped by the disease, but it is a real world. As such it demands respect and understanding. We commit ourselves to make every attempt to “live into” the world of the client and understand him or her in fundamental ways.

Care for the client

We help individuals manage their daily lives so they can be as independent as possible, safe, and comfortable at home. We help with the regular activities of daily living and find ways to help the client enjoy and be happy in the life they lead.

Care for the Family

We are experienced in bridging the gap between client and family. We help find ways the family can reduce frustration, plan for the future and contribute to a satisfying life experience for the loved one.



We use the Positive Approach to Care championed by expert Teepa Snow MS, OTR/SL, FAOTA.

The core values of the PAC approach are: Relationships….based on Authenticity, Empowerment, Compassion and Curiosity.

Rather than focusing on a person’s loss when there is brain change, seeing individuals as precious, unique, and capable encourages a care partnership and is the core of this model. Providing supportive settings for everyone, including care providers, allows them to use what they have to be their best. 




Let me introduce myself

My name is Cyndi Viss. I have 20 years of experience in Home Health Care in the Netherlands and in the Philadelphia area of the United States.
Much of my experience and training has been with those suffering from dementia and their families. I have been privileged to help clients live a more fulfilling life and help their families understand what is happening to their loved one and care for them with love and respect.
I am familiar with the normal progress of dementia and can help plan ahead for the changes that are coming. I have a very practical approach and can give suggestions that will be of immediate value to the client and the family.
I am very selective about the CNAs whom we hire, and I invest in training, mentoring and developing their skills in providing care to those who suffer from memory loss.
I know a number of people who have employed Cyndi professionally to care for their parent(s). All of us are in complete agreement as to her wisdom, warmth, skill and compassion in caring for our Moms and Dads who often resist the care they need.

Not only is Cyndi an experienced care-giver, but she has a “gentle soul” and has a genuine care and concern for not only the family member who needs the care, but for the care-giving family.

In addition to Cyndi’s tremendous emotional assistance, she intricately understands the various elements and phases of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
I take great comfort in knowing that my mom is being cared for beautifully by Cyndi. I am a better wife, mom, sister, friend and even daughter as a result of Cyndi’s continued care.

A friend referred me to Cyndi Viss with Dementia Companionship Care and told me “I would trust her with my life” and I completely agree. Cyndi has provided excellent care for my mom over the last year – sometimes visiting with her to provide companionship and comfort (and help with jigsaw puzzles), but more often accomplishing many of the tasks listed above that were impossible for me to do from Maryland.

When it became clear that Mom needed extra help at home and could no longer be left alone, I reached out to a friend of mine who had coordinated in-home care for her Mom. She immediately recommended Cyndi Viss to me. I called Cyndi a few days later and she and I met for coffee to talk about my Mom and the level of care she now needed. Because of Cyndi’s vast experience with dementia patients, Cyndi knew exactly what questions to ask. After our initial meeting I felt confident that Cyndi and my Mom would “hit it off”.

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