Our professional caregivers are trained to face difficult situations and better support family caregivers
Our professional caregivers are trained to face difficult situations and thus better support family caregivers.
At Home Instead, we have a continuing education program for our Professional Caregivers. In addition to the training that our caregivers receive before entering the job, the continuing education program helps equip our professional caregivers and prepare them for situations that can sometimes be complex or difficult.
Our professional caregivers have been made aware of the evolution and the different stages of Alzheimer's disease
Recently, Home Instead organized a full-day training that focused on "the approach that caregivers must have with clients suffering from Alzheimer's disease".
During this training, our professional caregivers were made aware of the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Our caregivers also exchanged and participated in workshops on risk factors and the management of aggressive behaviour of clients with Alzheimer's disease. They are thus better equipped to deal with a wide variety of aging issues.
With a client with Alzheimer's disease, the professional caregiver is sometimes confronted with complex situations
For example, a client does not remember his / her professional caregiver and his / her behaviour changes abruptly. Other complex situations can also occur. Thus, sometimes a client with Alzheimer's can wrongly accuse his professional caregiver, become violent or decide to abruptly leave home alone and without warning.
What strategy should the professional caregiver use in these situations? And how should it act to promote the return to a more harmonious climate? It is in this spirit that Home Instead employees participate in the continuing education program.
The strategies and techniques that have been developed allow our caregivers to better manage these behaviours and to understand the impact of reduced cognitive abilities. In the end, our goal is to better support the family caregivers and families of our clients.
Good communication with the person with Alzheimer's disease, one of the keys to successful accompaniment
Of course, during training, we also talk about the safety of the senior and the professional caregiver at home. They learn how to communicate well with a senior with Alzheimer's who has memory loss. In fact, how to clearly identify the needs, emotions and fears of our customers. This is one of the keys to the support we offer to our clients' families.
In many cases, to communicate with their clients, our caregivers use visual items like pictures, images, hands or touch. In short, communication with our customers is done on several levels.
Professional caregivers also learn how to encourage the senior's commitment by involving him in daily tasks. All in all, it's about stimulating the senses of the person with Alzheimer's.
These are just a few examples of the techniques that our professional caregivers learn during their continuing education. At Home Instead, we take the training of our professional caregivers seriously.
Home Support Is Often the First Choice for Seniors
Home support is often the first choice for seniors. However, it is important to assess the state of health of your parents, spouse and their needs. Home care services can quickly become one of the pillars of a benefactor home support.
We offer support and accompaniment services in daily tasks such as preparing meals, cleaning or simply keeping company with a person with cognitive impairment. This help is often crucial because it enables seniors to continue their lives in their family home.
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