Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

by michellerogers on June 12, 2009

Nearly six million individuals in the United States and Canada alone have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia – a number that is expected to reach nearly 20 million in the next five decades. These are not just statistics; they represent millions of families with loved ones who require special senior care, both at home and in assisted living facilities.

You are not alone. Since 1994, families like yours have trusted Home Instead Senior Care to provide one-on-one Alzheimer’s care and dementia care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The American Society on Aging has recognized Home Instead, Inc. as the Small Business of the Year for it’s exclusive CAREGiver training program designed by The George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Center, Inc.- world renowned dementia and Alzheimer’s experts.

This program and other professionally developed and recognized Alzheimer’s care training programs are used throughout Home Instead Senior Care’s offices. They provide CAREGivers with the latest in Alzheimer’s education and dementia care techniques, so you can be assured your loved one is with a trusted professional. CAREGivers are trained to:

  • Maintain a safe environment
  • Manage changing behaviors
  • Provide nutritious meals
  • Provide mind-stimulating activities
  • Create social interaction
  • Supervise daily activities

CAREGivers can also provide assistance with enhancing and restoring the simple pleasures of life, such as a walk in the park, a ride in the car to get ice cream or spending time in the garden. These elder care activities are proven to maximize abilities and independence. They remain one of the best treatments for this disease.

The best place for a person with memory loss is in familiar surroundings. The services provided by Home Instead Senior Care’s family network of locally involved franchise offices are a valuable, trusted solution to help your loved one maintain a regular routine, thus enhancing his or her quality of life.

Home Instead, Inc. and The George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc. of San Diego, CA partnered to develop an Alzheimer’s training program for Home Instead CAREGivers. The program is a direct result of The Glenner Centers’ experience since 1982 of serving Alzheimer’s patients, helping their families and educating healthcare professionals. This important program is a natural progression of the Alzheimer’s training already provided in the company’s comprehensive training program.

Our approach of encouragement and assistance helps family members cope with the challenges of dementia. Find a Home Instead Senior Care franchise office near you; visit the National Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or log onto the Alzheimer’s Foundation web site at www.alzfdn.org for more information and resources.

To download the “Your Trusted Source for Alzheimer’s and Dementia” brochure go to www.homeinstead.com

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