Dementia is a progressive brain disorder with a variety of symptoms. Several known disorders cause dementia symptoms, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. As 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. If your elderly loved one is suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, it can also take a tremendous toll on your own physical and emotional well-being. But with assistance from Senior Helpers, you don't have to go it alone.

We can 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 Senior Gems® approach is about creating a positive environment that focuses on what they can do, not what they can’t do.

What is Senior Gems®?

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. It is a method for identifying 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.

Why Senior Gems®?

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 and your loved one can benefit from the concepts and the tips that the Senior Gems® provides. Contact Senior Helpers® today.

How Senior Helpers Uses Senior Gems®

Senior Helpers works closely with renowned dementia care specialist, Teepa Snow, OTR/L, of Positive Approach, LLC (www.teepasnow.org) to create and prepare comprehensive training programs for Senior Helpers offices and our caregivers around the country. This ensures each senior receives the right kind of care for their unique situation. From hours of introductory training to on-going training delivered both online and in-person throughout the year, Senior Helpers caregivers are prepared to help your loved one live comfortably and safely. Click here to learn more about the training your caregivers go through to understand and help seniors living with dementia.

Sample Senior Gems® And Learn More Today

Request our free, informative DVD today that can assist you in your efforts to help your family member with dementia. Click here to receive this free DVD, Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia. Or, view a brief preview of the DVD below.

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If you would like to know more about our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, or to speak with a Senior Helpers elder care expert about creating a customized care plan for your loved one, please contact us today.

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Senior Gems

Senior Gems® provides the necessary training and certification for Senior Helpers caregivers so they understand how to assess your loved one’s dementia and create the right kind of care plan for them.

Living with dementia is challenging, and living with someone with dementia is challenging as well. Trust Senior Helpers to know how to help and care for those people in your life. Allow them to enjoy care and comfort at a moment’s notice, and you can enjoy the same too.

Click here to receive a copy of our free, informative DVD today that can help you understand our efforts to help your family member with dementia.