Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and degenerative brain disease and the most commonly known form of dementia. What you may not know, is that Dementia is not a specific disease. It is actually an overall term used to describe a group of symptoms specific to memory loss and other cognitive impairments that are serious enough to interfere with your loved one’s daily activities.
If your elderly loved one in Milford, MA, is suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, caring for them can take a tremendous toll on your own physical and emotional well-being. Because of the progressive nature of the disease, many families choose the support and assistance of home care professionals like Senior Helpers. As the leading industry experts in Alzheimer's and dementia care, you can trust Senior Helpers to make your loved one's life, and yours, much easier and more enjoyable.
We will work with you to create a customized home care plan that changes as your loved one's needs change. Our care team has extensive training and experience in providing the right level of individual care and support, while carefully monitoring everything from medication to daily activities. Our goal is to create a positive environment and activities that focus on what your loved one is still able to do, not what they can no longer do. We do this through our Senior Gems® program.
Senior Gems®: Helping Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
The Senior Gems® created by Senior Helpers®, is a method used provide effective strategies for support and care for your loved one for everything from normal aging through late stage dementia. Through Senior Gems®, we are able to focus on what is precious and unique about each senior.
Changes take place as their disease progresses, but by taking a positive approach to care and using strategies that work, Senior Helpers can help your loved one to continue to live a purposeful life at home. The Senior Gems is based on the Gems™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC.
The Gems classification system allows trained Senior Helpers caregivers to:
Identify the characteristics of different stages of dementia
Understand what a person can still do based on a gem level
Use specific strategies based on gem level to care for our seniors.
Create the best plan for caring for the individual long term.
Senior Gems® Video
Request our free, informative video, Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia, that can assist you in your efforts to help your family member with dementia.
If your loved one is showing signs of dementia, you can both benefit from the concepts and the tips that the Senior Gems® provides.
The Senior Gems Strategy for Care Wheel is a wonderful tool that provides an introductory overview of the Senior Gems® classification system, along with some strategies for caregivers and family members to use as they are caring for someone with brain change.
The Senior Gems® helps families and caregivers prepare and care for those loved ones who are living with dementia. If your loved one is showing signs of dementia, you can benefit from the concepts and the tips that the Senior Gems® provides.
How Senior Helpers Uses Senior Gems®
Senior Helpers works closely with renowned dementia care specialist, Teepa Snow, OTR/L, of Positive Approach, LLC to create and prepare comprehensive training programs for Senior Helpers caregivers throughout the country. This ensures each senior receives the right kind of care for their unique situation.
A sample care plan for your loved one may include activities that:
Encourage engagement in daily life
Create opportunities for social interaction
Stimulate the brain
From hours of introductory training to on-going training delivered both online and in-person throughout the year, our caregivers are prepared to help your loved one live comfortably and safely at home.
Senior Helpers of Milford proudly provides specialized in-home care services and customized care plans for Alzheimer's support throughout the communities of