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Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and degenerative brain disease. Dementia is not a specified disease; it’s a broad term used in describing the symptoms of serious cognitive impairment and memory loss that interfere with one’s daily activities. Senior Helpers provides Bloomington Alzheimer’s care and dementia support services to people in Nashville, Bedford, and surrounding communities

When your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s or dementia, caring for them can have a significant impact on your own emotional and physical well-being. Many families need assistance and support from home care professionals like Senior Helpers, due to the progressive nature of dementia and Alzheimer’s. You can trust us to provide the care needed to make your life and that of your loved one easier and more enjoyable. Senior Helpers is a leading expert in Bloomington Alzheimer’s care and dementia support services across Nashville, Bedford, and surrounding areas.

As your loved one’s needs change, we work closely with you to develop a flexible and personalized home care plan. Our caregivers are highly trained and experienced in individual care and support, and we will carefully oversee everything from daily activities to medication regimens. We focus on creating a positive environment, with activities that focus on what your loved one can still do, rather than the things they can no longer do. This is achieved through our Senior Gems® program.

Senior Gems®

Senior Gems®

Senior Gems®: Helping Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Senior Helpers® created the Senior Gems® program to offer an effective approach to providing outstanding care and support for our clients. Whether experiencing normal aging or late stage dementia, your loved one will receive individualized care that focuses on what is unique and precious about him or her through our Bloomington Alzheimer’s care and dementia support services, available across Nashville, Bedford, and surrounding communities.

Our positive approach to care addresses the changes that occur as their disease progresses. At Senior Helpers, our goal is to help your loved one live a meaningful life at home. The strategies, techniques, and approach with the Senior Gems® program is based on the Gems™, created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC.

The Gems classification system allows trained Senior Helpers caregivers to:

  • Understand what a person can still do based on a gem level.
  • Identify the characteristics of different stages of dementia.
  • Create the best plan for caring for the individual long term.
  • Use specific strategies based on gem level to care for our seniors.

Senior Gems® Video

For more information about Senior Gems®, request our free, informative video, Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia. This guide was created to help you in the care of your family member with dementia.

View or Download the Gems® Video

Senior Gems® Video
Senior Gems® Strategy for Care Wheel

Senior Gems® Strategy for Care Wheel

The Senior Gems® program provides beneficial tips and concepts to help you care for your loved one who is showing symptoms of dementia.

The Senior Gems® Strategy for Care Wheel is a helpful tool that offers an overview of the Senior Gems® classification system. Caregivers and family members will learn effective strategies to help manage caring for individuals with brain change.

Order the Strategy for Care Wheel

Why Senior Gems®?

If you’re noticing signs of dementia in your loved one, we think you’ll find the concepts the Senior Gems® provides to be beneficial. This approach prepares caregivers and families to be able to provide the best possible care to those who are living with dementia.

How Senior Helpers Uses Senior Gems®

We work closely with Teepa Snow, OTR/L of Positive Approach, LLC, a well-known dementia care specialist, to create comprehensive training programs for our caregivers around the country. This level of training ensures that every senior in our care will receive the appropriate care for their unique needs.

A sample care plan for your loved one may include activities that:

  • Stimulate the brain
  • Create opportunities for social interaction
  • Encourage engagement in daily life
  • Include reminiscence therapy

Our caregivers have extensive on-going training throughout the year, to ensure that they are prepared to help your loved one live safely and comfortably at home. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible. 

Senior Helpers offers Alzheimer’s care and dementia support services to those residing in Bloomington, Nashville, Bedford, Mitchell, Seymour, Brownstown, Spencer, Linton, Paoli, and Worthington.