Home Instead Senior Care Offers Free Resources for Alzheimer’s Care

Home Instead Senior Care Offers Free Resources for Alzheimer’s Care

Helping Families Cope with Alzheimer’s Disease
MIDLAND -- Home Instead Senior Care is providing new, free tools and materials designed to help them care for loved ones who are living with the disease.
Experts estimate that Alzheimer’s either is or will someday impact an estimated one-third of the families in your coverage area. The overwhelming majority of these families – 70 percent – are caring for their loved ones at home.

As one of the most feared diseases, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents many challenges for families living with this disease. While it may be impossible to predict behaviors exhibited by a person struggling with Alzheimer’s, there are free resources available to help area families cope with whatever situation may arise.

“Many family caregivers wake up every day with anxiety and fear because they don’t know how a loved one with Alzheimer’s will act or react,” said Missey Chavez, administrator of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Midland, Odessa and the surrounding areas. “We have a network of support including free tools and materials available to help family caregivers navigate the challenges that come with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.”

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013), the Home Instead Senior Care network is offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimer’s, including a free Confidence to Care at Home kit, an at-a-glance collection of information, tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement and prevent caregiver stress, that is designed for any member of the household to reference, anytime they need it.

In addition, Home Instead Senior Care has developed Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free smartphone app that families can use to search behaviors and help find solutions when they have to react quickly to a situation. The app, which will be available Sept. 16, is designed to help families manage issues as they arise, whether at home or in public.

“According to experts, Alzheimer’s either is or may someday be a reality for about one-third of the families in our community,” said Chavez. “We want to replace their fears with a sense of confidence that they are equipped to handle any situation.”

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network or its free Alzheimer’s resources, please visit www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com or call the local Home Instead Senior Care office 432-689-4663.
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