Understanding Dementia: Why You Need to Have the Knowledge

When it comes to in-home senior dementia care, it’s important to be able to provide the type of service that your clients need. And with the unfortunate rise of dementia cases worldwide, not being prepared to assist clients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will be a major flaw in any senior home care company’s portfolio.
Fortunately for our clients and franchisees alike, Senior Helpers is more than prepared.

Continue reading to learn more about dementia and why Senior Helpers is among industry leaders with our program to assist clients who suffer from the disease.

Dementia: What You Need to Know

Dementia is a progressive brain disorder with a wide variety of symptoms, and its often caused by the onset of other diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.

The number of people living with dementia is nearing one million, and is expected to more than double in our lifetimes. As it currently stands, one in six elderly people over the age of 80 currently has dementia. For the purposes of a senior care business, that means it’s a fairly common disease that we have to be prepared to support. And we are.

At Senior Helpers, we’re experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, which means you can trust us to make the lives of both you and your elderly loved ones easier and more enjoyable. If your elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, it can also take a tremendous toll on your own physical and emotional well-being. But with assistance from Senior Helpers, you don’t have to go it alone.

Senior Helpers’ Senior Gems Program

Senior Gems is Senior Helpers’ unique, expertly-crafted Alzheimer’s and dementia care program. Senior Gems is based on the Gems techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care, which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. It is a method for identifying the characteristics of aging, from normal aging through the early and late-stage dementia with which many seniors are now facing. Senior Gems focuses on what is precious and unique about each senior, and although changes take place as the disease progresses, Senior Helpers focuses on what these seniors can do with what they still have available to continue to live a purposeful life at home.

Senior Gems ultimately helps caregivers better assess and provide care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and with custom-made programs for every single client, you know you’re giving the best care to every client you work with.

It’s this type of extra thought and effort that helps make Senior Helpers an industry leader in the senior home care industry. For more information on our Senior Gems program, or to learn more about opening your own Senior Helpers business, contact us today to speak with a representative.