At Senior Helpers, our professional, trained caregivers take a positive approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care with our unique Senior Gems® program. The Senior Gems® focuses on what is precious and unique about all of our clients and although we understand there are changes taking place, our emphasis is on what clients are still able to do. Our caregivers use techniques designed to:
- Foster supportive communication
- Promote a positive environment
- Provide meaningful activities
We also work closely with dementia expert and registered occupational therapist, Teepa Snow (MS, OR/L, FATE). Her Senior Gems classification system (based on the Allen Cognitive Disability Theory) allows us to understand which stage of dementia the person is experiencing so we can put together the best plan and select the best caregiver for that individual.
Complimentary Senior Gems® DVD
Providing support for a loved-one with Alzheimer's or dementia can be very challenging. We have created an informative DVD than can assist you right now in your efforts to help your family member with this disease. To receive your complimentary DVD, Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia, please click here.
To see a brief preview of the DVD, please click here.
Senior Gems Tips
Senior Helpers and nationally renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow teamed-up to develop tips for caregivers and families to help them navigate the changes that accompany the aging process. Knowing how to make the most of your time with an aging loved one can be difficult, particularly during special occasions. Derived from the Senior Gems® program, these tips take a positive approach to enjoying special occasions by helping families to focus on what their loved ones can do, instead of what they can no longer do. Click here for Senior Gems Tips.
If you would like to know more about our Senior Gems® approach, or to speak with a Senior Helpers elder care expert about creating a customized Alzheimer’s or dementia care plan for your loved one, please contact us today.
- Alzheimer's Resources
- Alzheimer's Foundation of America
- Alzheimer's Association
- Alzheimer's Support Group
"The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) strongly believes that education about Alzheimer's disease empowers caregivers. AFA has reviewed the Senior Gems training created by Senior Helpers and we encourage all families who are dealing with this heartbreaking disease to utilize this program as a valuable resource in helping to provide compassionate care for loved ones."
-Eric J. Hall, Founding President and CEO