As a senior caregiving professional, you can play an important role in helping adults with Alzheimer's or another dementia transition from a lifetime of driving to maintaining their independence with alternative transportation options... Discover how.
You can't be there 24 hours a day for your clients, but our award-winning app can. Alzheimer's and Other Dementias Daily Companion is a free mobile app that offers instant answers to nearly 500 common caregiving questions and concerns. Developed by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network, the app is available for iOS and Android.
Aging with Alzheimer's or another dementia can be challenging for both the individual and the family. This resource list outlines the many services available to support your clients who wish to age in place with dignity.
That's the question we asked thousands of Alzheimer's caregivers. Here's what some senior care professionals had to say.
"I'm a nurse and have worked with people with Alzheimer's and other dementias in a long term care facility for 30 years. In my experience there is a mix of emotions the residents go through throughout the course of their day. Fortunately it appears to me that the bad times are forgotten quickly as well as the good. If they are approached in an upbeat, positive manner they will usually join right in with most anything you want them to do. And it has been my experience that as the disease progresses, the episodes of fear, agitation, anger, etc. lessen in intensity and frequency. The key is the people around them, be it family, caregivers, or staff in a facility be well learned and
have the tools and skills to aide them through their journey." - Jean
"The people I have dealt with were not too happy. They know when they forget. Sad when they wet the bed, pants. They know they are changing. They are not the same anymore." - Alexandra
"There is no single answer to this question -- as with any other aspect of human experience. People respond differently to environmental inputs and stressors; plus dementia is a progressive disease so that awareness, powers of self-observation, and emotional range are continuously evolving." - Bruce
Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead Senior Care® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home care assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiver at www.heartofacaregiver.com.
Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network iprovides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world's leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises that are estimated to annually provide more than 50 million hours of care throughout the United States and 16 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network strives to partner with each client and his or her family members to help meet that individual's needs. Services span the care continuum -- from providing companionship and personal care to specialized Alzheimer's care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. At Home Instead Senior Care, it's relationship before task, while striving to provide superior quality service.