Home Instead’s Unique Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Home Instead, Inc. Gerontologist and Care Professional Advocate, Lakelyn Hogan Eichenberger, together with other doctors and experts in aging, have created and continue to refine evidence-informed programs for the Home Instead network's Alzheimer’s home care. Using a person-centered care approach backed by research that supports the care goals to:
- Preserve dignity
- Honor the senior’s life before dementia
- Ease dementia related cognitive and behavioral symptoms
- Enhance safety in the home environment
How Person- Centered Dementia Care Works
Person-centered care starts with a thorough assessment of your loved one's current physical, emotional, and cognitive status. Then your local office will work with you to create a personalized care plan that can deliver stability, support and quality of life through:
- Genuine relationship building
- Learning the person's life history
- Positive reinforcement and encouragement
- Engagement in meaningful activities
- Establishing a stable routine
- Regular showers or baths
- Nutritious meals
- Clean, safe home environment
- Assistance in connecting socially with others
Specially Trained Alzheimer’s Care pros
Care Pros may receive special training using the Home Instead network's one-of-a-kind protocol. Person-Centered Care Training for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias by Home Instead is recognized by the *Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating the evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas:
- Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Person-centered care
- Assessment and care planning
- Activities of daily living
- Behaviors and communication
Home Instead continually works to refine, improve and enhance Care Pro training to provide leading-edge care to individuals with cognitive conditions.
Please contact your local Home Instead® office to review the range of services that may be offered.
Support for Families: Free Dementia Home Care Grants
We understand the hardship Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving places on families. And we’re here to help ease it. Home Instead, Inc. has partnered with HFC® to fund free in-home care to American and Canadian families struggling with care costs. Learn more and see if you qualify for a Dementia Home Care Grant.
*The Alzheimer’s Association statement of recognition is not an endorsement of the professional training or evaluation of the care provided by the organization. The statement is valid for two years from the date of issue.
When you need in-home care services, look to your local Home Instead franchise office to deliver the excellence and compassion you deserve. Learn more about the experienced senior in home care we deliver.