Retirees flock to Florida due in large part to lower income tax and warmer temperatures. That also means Florida has a large number of people over the age of 65 with Alzheimer’s disease. Based on recent numbers, 510,000 out of the 5 million Americans that are living with Alzheimer’s live here in Florida.
Of the adults over the age of 65 receiving home health care, more than a third have some form of cognitive impairment. This puts a strain on finding qualified caregivers for people with dementia.
Approved Home Health has addressed this issue with specialized education in Alzheimer’s care for many of its home health aides. This professional training exceeds the requirements of the state allowing them to deliver the best Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Some of the topics covered in this professional training include:
- Overview of dementia
- Effective communication strategies
- Understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors
- Working with families
- Elder abuse reporting laws
- Personal care and special needs
- Meaningful, engaging activities
Approved Home Health is equipped to provide the expert care necessary to allow your loved one to stay at home while providing relief to you, the primary caregiver. Approved is the area’s only non-profit, CHAP-accredited, private-duty home health agency so you can trust us to care for you or your loved one. For more than 25 years, we have provided home care with the dedication and commitment to service that is so important to a successful client-caregiver relationship.
To learn more about Approved Home Health’s Alzheimer’s and dementia programs, and receive a free nursing evaluation, please call us at 941-870-8740.