Dementia and Alzheimer’s care services are available to help care for your loved one, wherever he or she calls home. Home Instead Senior Care®, the world’s leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families, including those who have been affected by dementia.
- Personalized care services from specially trained Home Instead® CAREGivers℠
- 24/7 care available
- Assistance with bathing and hygiene activities
- Help with eating well
- Peace of mind and safety
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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 Education® program.
Home Instead Senior Care worked with David Troxel, Alzheimer’s disease and memory care expert, as well as Dr. Amy D’Aprix and the Center of Aging Research Education Services (CARES) at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, to create a training program that equips CAREGivers with the latest care techniques based on sound research and experience.
Trained Home Instead CAREGivers bring the following skills and support to families of those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia:
- Techniques to Help Manage Behavior—CAREGivers use techniques such as giving simple choices and redirecting, allowing the senior to remain calm and safe at home.
- Encouraging Engagement—Engaging seniors throughout the day builds self-esteem, enhances physical strength and reduces behaviors that need to be managed. Using techniques and activities, CAREGivers focus on the seniors’ mind, body and soul.
- Supporting the Family—CAREGivers understand the struggles and challenges that accompany caring for a loved one. They are trained to work closely with the family and have open communication, which results in quality care for the senior.
Home Instead CAREGivers trained through the Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education Training® program have a passion and desire to work with Alzheimer’s or dementia clients, and receive ongoing classroom training.
CAREGivers receive this training in addition to a multi-phased safety and caregiving education program, so you can rest assured your loved one is with a trusted, well-qualified professional.
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“I used Home Instead services for my parents starting in March 2009 through July 2010 during the time when my Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer and my Mom was in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s. They wanted to stay at home as long as they could, so I contacted Home Instead and arranged for an aide to go over for 4 hours a day to help with basic housecleaning, laundry, and meal preparation. Just having someone from 10 am – 2 pm freed up my time, so that I didn’t have to go over there until dinnertime every day to give them their pills and make sure they ate dinner. This system worked out well for over a year, and then my Dad’s tumor returned and Mom’s dementia got worse, and we had to put them into an Assisted Living facility. Throughout all of this, Marianne Darcangelo from the Daytona Beach Home Instead office was a Godsend. She handled all the arrangements, right from the beginning in 2009, and checked with me regularly over the next several years to make sure the aides were doing their job and I was satisfied with their care. I still run into Marianne occasionally, and she always asks about my parents. My Dad passed away in 2011, and my mother is now in an Alzheimer’s facility, but four years ago I couldn’t have gone through this heartbreaking experience without the help of the Home Instead CAREGivers, and especially Marianne, who handled all the paperwork.”
—E. V., Daytona Beach, FL
“Outstanding service! The level of commitment to deliver high quality in home care by compassionate and friendly CAREGivers exceeded my expectations. The owner of our Home Instead office goes to great lengths to ensure your loved one is comfortable, well provided for and enjoys the company of the CAREGiver. The company prides itself on providing reliable, professional and trustworthy supervision of your loved ones. Our CAREGiver was honestly, AMAZING! She did so much more than the cooking and cleaning while supervising our mother’s daily activities. She became our mother’s close friend. She became a lifelong family friend!”
—Michele, Baltimore, MD
“I have been happy with some of my providers, and very happy with some others. Overall I have been very satisfied with all of them. Thank you for your continuing help.”
—Lela, Commerce City, CO
“My mother was discharged from the hospital and I was frantically looking for some companionship for her! I was given many referrals by the case managers, but chose this service due to the outstanding customer service I encountered on the phone. The care that followed was equally as good and I also received a home visit from the office staff to assess my mom’s needs. They were not pushy and left me to decide what I could afford. Very impressive, I highly recommend these folks!”
—Terri C., Bakersfield, CA