Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Providers
Right at Home Owner Matt Field is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Illinois Dept of Public Health recently issued, for the first time, Dementia and Alzheimer's Care training requirements for home care. This training, which we now offer to our caregivers, meets and EXCEEDS what IDPH requires. Combined with our Assistant Manager, Cissie’s oft-presented Dementia Live, we have become a team that is highly conscious of the growing frequency of Alzheimer's and dementia, and we seek not only to make our caregivers, nurses, etc., well trained, but to educate the community so our seniors can be best served.
Educating and Training Your Team
We are also able to provide your staff with with the required Alzheimer’s and dementia care training. We can help your staff exceed the state’s requirements and line them up to become Certified Dementia Practitioners.
We can help build a team of Certified Dementia Practitioners so that caregivers have a broad understanding of these diseases, learn how best to communicate with individuals who suffer from these diseases, and provide the best dementia-specific care.
Recognizing the Warning Signs of Cognitive Decline
There is a growing need for specialized care as the rate of occurrence of Alzheimer's and Dementia increases.
Memory loss is a top warning sign, but that may also be a regular sign of aging or even stress. Individuals should not assume cognitive decline at the first sign of memory loss, but should at least investigate further and make an appointment with their physicians.
When a loved one seems to have more trouble with regular tasks, person care matters, keeping track of finances, etc., it is worth investigating further. Confusion regarding time and place, forgetting familiar names, may be another reason for concern. Changes in personality and mood may also be something worth reporting to a physician. This could be anything from a prescription drug issue, UTI, or cognitive decline, and should not be ignored.
Contact us if someone you love is need of care, or if you would like to set up a staff training.