Senior Gems Helps Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Senior Gems® created by Senior Helpers®, is based on the Gems™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC.

The program is designed to help family caregivers better identify the characteristics of aging, from normal aging through the early and late-stage dementia with which many seniors are now facing.

Senior Gems® focuses on what is precious and unique about each senior, and although changes take place as the disease progresses, Senior Helpers focuses on what these seniors can do with what they still have available to continue to live a purposeful life at home. It’s all about focusing on taking a positive approach and using strategies that will work.

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.

Click here for an introductory overview of the Senior Gems® classification system.




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