Home Instead® recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® Curriculum Review
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Home Instead® recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® Curriculum Review

Training aimed at implementing the latest evidence-based approaches to dementia care amid growing numbers of Americans affected

OMAHA, NEB. (PRWEB) November 16, 2020 - Home Instead announced today its newest memory care training program is now recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for successfully completing curriculum review and incorporating its evidence-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, and behaviors and communication.

The newest Home Instead training program is based on research, Alzheimer’s experts and experience and equips Home Instead CAREGiversSM to provide care with a person-centered approach. This individualized program focuses on the dignity of the person with dementia, rather than the diagnosis and symptoms of the disease.

“Home Instead has long recognized the importance of training CAREGivers to meet the complex needs of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias,” said Lakelyn Hogan, Home Instead gerontologist and caregiver advocate. “Clients respond remarkably well to the techniques our CAREGivers use. What’s more, the training empowers CAREGivers to be more comfortable and effective in their work.”

“The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased that Home Instead is aligning its training program with our Dementia Care Practice Recommendations,” said Beth Kallmyer, MSW, vice president of care and support at the Alzheimer’s Association. “These evidence-based recommendations lead the transformation of quality care with a person-centered focus at its core. By taking this step, Home Instead has demonstrated their commitment to providing training that is based on evidence.”

High-quality dementia care training can lead to improvement in communication between caregivers and people living with dementia, a reduction in dementia-related behaviors and an increase in job satisfaction and staff retention.

In addition to completing the new training program, Home Instead encourages its franchises to offer CAREGivers the opportunity to earn certification through the Alzheimer’s Association’s essentiALZ certification exam. Professional care workers who pass the exam are certified in essentiALZ for two years.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers flexible options for providers and individuals to implement quality care.

Recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association is not an endorsement of the organization or the care provided.

SOURCE Home Instead

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