Alzheimer's CARE Services
From the comfort of a favorite armchair by the fireplace to the familiarity of each floorboard that creaks in the hall, there’s no place like home. For a person with Alzheimer’s disease, research has shown that remaining in familiar surroundings helps to manage the challenges of memory loss.
The Home Instead Senior Care® network’s person-centered approach to Alzheimer’s care, backed by advanced research and CAREGiverSM education, can help seniors cope with the challenges of Alzheimer’s while enabling them to continue doing what they can on their own in the comfort of home. Home Instead’s unique Alzheimer’s and dementia training program was developed as part of its CARE: Changing Aging through Research and EducationSM program. This expert-endorsed program equips Home Instead CAREGivers to provide the highest quality of customized care that:
- Allows the senior to remain safe and calm at home
- Encourages engagement
- Provides nutritious meals
- Creates social interaction
- Provides mind-stimulating activities
- Manages changing behaviors
- Honors who the senior was earlier in life
- Supports the family
Most importantly, CAREGivers can 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. Proven to maximize abilities and independence, such senior care activities remain one of the best non-medical treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
The dementia curriculum, CARE—Changing Aging through Research and Education has been reviewed by the Alzheimer’s Association® and meets the Alzheimer’s Association’s dementia care practice recommendations in the following topics as per report issued 11/11/13:
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Disease Awareness
- Strategies for Caring for the Person with Dementia
- Communication and Understanding Behavior
- Social Needs and Activities
- Eating Well
If you need help caring for your loved one, use the home care finder on the right to locate a Home Instead Senior Care office in your neighborhood.