Home Instead Senior Care’s Alzheimer’s Service – An Endorsed Program
Not sure which home care program is right for your mom or dad? A panel of experts with a variety of knowledge within the aging field have worked with the Home Instead Senior Care® network to develop content and enhance the Alzheimer’s or other Dementias CARE program including:
- Jane Potter, M.D., Home Instead Center for Successful Aging
- Brenda Keller, M.D., Home Instead Center for Successful Aging
- Tom Magnuson, M.D., Home Instead Center for Successful Aging
- Michael Smull, Co-owner of Support Development Associates
- Suzanne Mintz, President and CEO of NFCA
- Glenn Smith, M.D., The Mayo Clinic
- Eric Rodriguez, M.D., University of Pittsburg Medical Center
- Robert Stein, President and CEO, American Society on Aging
- David Troxel, Co-Author of “A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care”
- Amy D’Aprix, M.S.W., Ph.D., President, Essential Conversations Inc.
- Tanya Richmond, M.S.W., C.R.C.C., L.C.S.W., CARES UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Thoughts From the Experts
When seeking Alzheimer’s care for a loved one, look for the added security of the endorsement of experts in the field of senior care.
“This training program addresses an important and growing need for older people and their families. Using principles of adult learning to instruct caregivers and incorporating state-of-the-art research on behavioral approaches, this program promises to raise the level of expertise in dementia care for a large group of caregivers. The behavioral issues addressed by this program are among the most challenging for families. Caregivers who complete this training will be able to demonstrate, and teach how best to provide care for persons with dementia and also improve the quality of life for those individuals through sensitive and empathetic care.”
—Jane Potter, M.D., Home Instead Center for Successful Aging
“Too often in dementia care we seek to create a behavioral void. We focus on keeping the person with dementia from doing this and that unwanted behavior. But living beings behave. So the best way to avoid unwanted behavior is to focus on supporting wanted behaviors. What activities do we want to help the person do more often? I am honored to be an advisor to this training program because of its focus on what the person with dementia can do.”
—Glenn Smith, M.D., The Mayo Clinic
“Home Instead not only trains their CAREGivers in effective techniques for managing the dilemmas dementia poses for patients and family, but also teaches CAREGivers always to respect the dementia patient as a person. The Life Journal which CAREGivers are trained to use is, to my knowledge, a unique approach to developing a meaningful understanding of the individual patient, for promoting the development of bonds between CAREGivers and their clients, and, ultimately, for enhancing the effectiveness of the CAREGivers work with their patients.”
—Eric Rodriguez, M.D., University of Pittsburg Medical Center
“In the practice of caregiving the pressure to be the best never ends and the demands stretch the caregiver’s heart and mind. Ultimately a well-trained caregiver can save a human life, and certainly they can enhance the quality of one’s life. I am pleased to be an advisor on The Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Training Program because it is an important tool in building a well-trained, competent workforce to care for an aging society.”
—Robert Stein, President and CEO, American Society on Aging
“What are most families looking for when an in-home worker is hired to help their family member? They want a caregiver who arrives with a good understanding about aging and dementia. They want a caregiver who engages their family member in interesting activities. They want a caregiver who understands that the relationship is important. They want a caregiver who can handle challenges with ease. They want a caregiver who knows how to smile and have fun. This wonderful new training program from Home Instead uses researched-based information, story telling and creative learning exercise to help caregivers develop skills and confidence to bring out the best in every client. Highly recommended!”
—David Troxel, Co-Author of “A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care”
“Through this training program on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, I believe that Home Instead Senior Care is again demonstrating their commitment to providing the highest level of care to both clients and their families. Families want to ensure their loved ones with dementia are safe and stay involved in life. Through this training CAREGivers will be able to accomplish this with confidence and skill. They will also have specific techniques for managing the challenging behaviors which often accompany dementia. Perhaps most important, the dignity and worth of the person with dementia will be assured through the provision of care personalized to the individual. I am honored to have been a part of the development of this program.”
—Amy D’Aprix, M.S.W., Ph.D., President, Essential Conversations Inc.
“This training is engaging and interactive and delivers the right information to the right audience at the right time. It’s exciting and encouraging to know that Home Instead delivers quality services to the people they support while ensuring their workforce is ready and able to handle any challenges that arise in a respectful and personal way.”
—Tanya Richmond, M.S.W., C.R.C.C., L.C.S.W., CARES UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
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