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Alzheimer's & Dementia Care

At Senior Helpers, our Houston Alzheimer’s care experts have the training and experience needed to provide safe and personalized care for all our clients across Houston Heights, Galleria, and Memorial. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but dementia isn’t actually a disease—it’s a term that describes a group of symptoms specific to cognitive impairments and memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and degenerative brain disease. Symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s are serious and will interfere with one’s daily activities. Caring for a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. Senior Helpers understands how this can affect your well-being, and we can help.

We are leading industry experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and we can provide the assistance you and your family need to navigate the challenges you are facing, and help you and your loved one lead a more comfortable and enjoyable life. Our Houston Alzheimer’s care is here to ensure that your family member has all of their needs taken care of with help from our compassionate caregivers for clients in Houston Heights, Galleria, Memorial, and surrounding areas.

We know each individual is unique, and so are the symptoms that accompany dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why Senior Helpers staff and caregivers work closely with you and your family to develop an individualized care plan specific to your needs. Our Houston Alzheimer’s care and dementia support services include caregivers that are thoroughly trained and experienced in providing the individual care your loved one needs, serving clients across Houston Heights, Galleria, and Memorial. We can help with everything from daily activities to monitoring medication schedules. Everything we do is centered around maintaining a safe and positive environment for our clients, focusing on the things they can do, not the things they can’t. We call this 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 Senior Gems® to offer effective strategies for care and support for our clients and their families living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, available in Houston Heights, Galleria, and Memorial. Our Houston dementia support services use a specialized program that focuses on what is unique and precious about each individual. It’s a positive approach to care that navigates the changes that occur as dementia or Alzheimer’s progress and aims to assist our clients in living a purposeful life at home. Our program is based on the Gems™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care, 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 the gem level to care for our seniors.
  • Create the best plan for caring for the individual long term.

Senior Gems® Video

This free video, Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia, provides information that can help you help your loved one living with dementia.

View or Download the Gems® Video

Senior Gems® Video
Senior Gems® Strategy for Care Wheel

Senior Gems® Strategy for Care Wheel

Senior Helpers designed the Senior Gems® Strategy for Care Wheel to provide an overview of the Senior Gems® classification system, and offer strategies for caregivers and family members as they care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

This helpful tool offers tips that are beneficial to both you and your loved one who is showing signs of dementia.

Order the Strategy for Care Wheel

Why Senior Gems®?

The concepts and tips provided through our Senior Gems® program are designed to equip families with the knowledge of what to expect and to provide essential information to help in the care for loved ones who are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

How Senior Helpers Uses Senior Gems®

In the creation and evolution of this unique program, Senior Helpers works closely with renowned dementia care specialist, Teepa Snow, OTR/L, of Positive Approach, LLC. The training our caregivers receive through Senior Gems® allows them to deliver superior care to our clients adapted to their individual needs.

For example, a care plan for your loved one may include activities that:

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

Through ongoing training through this exemplary program, Senior Helpers caregivers are thoroughly prepared to help you or your loved one live safely and comfortably at home.

We offer Alzheimer’s care and dementia support services to the communities of Greater Heights, Independence Heights, Woodland Heights, Galleria, Memorial, Spring Branch, Piney, Point Village, Montrose, Museum District, Rice Military, Bunker Hill Village, Uptown, Houston, Harris County, Channelview, Deer Park, Pasadena, and Clear Lake.