Specialized nonmedical care is available in Yavapai County through Home Instead Senior Care® helping individuals with Alzheimer’s disease live safely and more comfortably both at home and in care facilities.
As many as 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with numbers expected to increase to as many as 16 million by the year 2050. As a result, the demand for specialized care for patients and their family members is rapidly increasing. Home Instead offers an award-winning national training program to its CAREGiversSM to provide assistance to those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, allowing them to continue living at home longer than ever before. To date, 65 CAREGivers have successfully completed the program to serve Yavapai County clients.
With no known cure, Alzheimer’s is a progressive illness that worsens until full-time assistance is needed with the activities of daily living. The comprehensive training program, developed in partnership with the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, prepares Home Instead CAREGivers to support Alzheimer’s patients and their families.
“The progression of this disease impacts the self-esteem and dignity of the ailing individual, and affects the family’s emotional well-being,” said Susan Abbott, local franchise owner. “Home Instead Senior Care can help by providing support to our clients, and respite to family caregivers.”
In the training, CAREGivers learn how to understand the symptoms of the illness, build positive relationships, manage the changing behaviors of clients with Alzheimer’s, and keep clients active and independent for as long as possible.
For more information, comment below or contact the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 928-649-3316.