From the day Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the rest of us in the family had to start learning. How to keep him safe, how to communicate with him in a way that didn’t lead to frustration, how to remember who Dad was underneath his disease. At times it was very stressful, and we couldn’t have managed any of it without Shirley, his wonderful CAREGiverSM. She not only took great care of him when we couldn’t be there, but helped us make the most of our time with Dad when we were. To us, she’s no longer just hired help; she’s one of the family.
Relationships like these are not just lucky matches but an intentional part of the care plan for those with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. The connection Home Instead CAREGivers make with families is just as important as the bond that is forged with seniors. CAREGivers and the Home Instead team engage family members, near and far, by acting as partners in caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
Our Home Instead Senior Care® office also understands the importance of providing consistent, quality care to older adults throughout the world. The network, through its local offices around the world, not only provides ongoing training to CAREGivers, but to families as well. This strengthens the partnership that is so valuable in creating the best experience possible for older adults.
Learn more about the skills and support our trained CAREGivers bring to families of those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.