Home Instead Senior Care provides essential service to seniors and adults -- especially those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Sensing a need for Alzheimer’s awareness in the Quad Cities, the home care service organization has launched the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business training program to help those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers feel at home no matter where they are.
Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s understand how confusing it can be for their loved one out in public. To avoid any anxiety or disruptions, often caregivers will simply keep their loved one at home. As a result, 74% of Alzheimer’s caregivers have reported that they and their loved ones have become more isolated from society.
Home Instead Senior Care feels strongly that those with Alzheimer’s should not have to be separated from their community in order to feel comfortable. So last year, the network started the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program, a 30-minute training designed to help businesses understand the disease and employ techniques to ensure they treat those with Alzheimer’s with compassion and respect.
Thanks to the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program, Quad City businesses are able to apply the principles taught by Home Instead Senior Care to make their environments as easy as possible for people with Alzheimer’s to navigate. It’s educational efforts like this that help spread understanding and increase empathy for all Quad Cities citizens -- senior or not.
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