New York, NY /PRNewswire/ - Caring People eases the strife experienced by families whose loved ones suffer from dementia with an industry-leading program designed specifically to provide Alzheimer's and dementia care. The company's certified dementia professionals administer holistic therapeutic services that include music therapy, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, validation therapy, pet therapy, and clinical evaluations.
The devastating effects of dementia are felt by many families who often feel helpless to properly care for their loved ones. Dementia results in memory loss that can negatively affect seniors' food consumption, ability to take care of themselves, medication schedule and overall behavior. In addition, the needs of dementia patients are in a constant state of flux, changing as the disease progresses through many stages.
With almost 80% of Caring People's clients experiencing some form of memory loss, Caring People University created a course specifically dedicated to dementia education. Caring People University was developed to provide caregivers opportunities for continuing education and knowledge in the healthcare landscape at a no-cost benefit to active caregivers with the company.
Jolene Martel Schwartz, Transitions Care Coach, has provided guidance in care transitions for over 4 years at Caring People. "Cognitive challenges can be very difficult to navigate for the family of a loved one, but we've seen many success stories over the years. Something as simple as playing music can change their entire mood," Schwartz mentions. "One of my favorite memories is of a client and their family struggling to make their grandfather comfortable. I suggested playing some of his favorite music, Johnny Cash. I remember getting a call from the family a few days later that the client's mood was completely lifted, he was laughing and enjoying his family's company, even tapping his toes to the music!"
Reflective of the entire Caring People team and company culture, Jolene is truly passionate about the whole spectrum of care for seniors, including dementia and Alzheimer's.
Recognizing that dementia patients require a special, elevated level of expertise, Caring People created its comprehensive Alzheimer's and dementia care program. Certified dementia care professionals administer patient-centered dementia care according to plans tailored to each patient's individual needs. Services include:
- Cognitive exercises
- Engaging conversation
- Behavior reinforcement
- Stimulating conversation
- Addressing combative behavior
- Implementing parameters that prevent patients from wandering off
- Social activities
- Offering support to families
- Providing community resources
- Meal preparation
- Personal grooming
- Appointment scheduling
- Bill paying
- Working to improve patients' quality of life
The need for specialized senior care centered around cognitive impairment is critical today and will be for the foreseeable future. An article produced by the Alzheimer's Association in March 2020 noted that by mid-century the Alzheimer's population ages 65 and older will grow to an expected 13.8 million, compared to the current approximately 5.8 million. Home healthcare agencies will need to navigate yet another shift in the industry landscape during the next several decades, creating care plans with memory loss treatment as its core focus.
Caring People has been focused on Alzheimer's and dementia care since its early years, taking pride in forging ahead as a forward-thinking, patient-centered, and compassionate organization.
About Caring People
Caring People is a family-owned and operated licensed home care agency that has served more than 25,000 clients over the past 20 years. The agency provides a number of care-based services including Alzheimer's and dementia care, companion care, skilled nursing care, care management services, hands-on care and Medicare. Skilled professionals deliver care with the highest degree of compassion, understanding and commitment. Caring People serves the following areas: North Babylon, NY; Westchester/Bronx, NY; Hempstead, NY; Jericho, NY; Queens, NY; Clifton, NJ; Toms River, NJ; Hackensack, NJ; Norwalk, CT; New Haven, CT; Hartford, CT; West Palm Beach, FL; Miami, FL; Pompano Beach, FL; Jupiter, FL; Dallas, TX; and Fort Worth, TX. Learn more at caringpeopleinc.com.