When it comes to providing the best possible dementia care, people make all the difference! That is why we hire, train and develop the industries top dementia based Certified Nursing Assistances (CNAs), Home Health Aides and Caregivers. Our stringent employment requirements and training platform ease the challenge of bringing a new person into your home.
- 100% of our caregiving staff are employees, we do not use any independent contractors
- All employees are regulated by our Illinois Department of Public Health (IDHP) Home Services Agency License.
- We are bonded and insured through our $3 million corporate insurance policy
- We provide the industry’s preeminent new hire dementia support training and utilize our wide-ranging dementia training platform for ongoing caregiver development
- Perfect caregiver matching combined with our unsurpassed caregiver match guarantee
- Require a minimum of 2 years of health care experience
- Extensive background checks include:
-Background checks with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Police
-Checks with the Federal Government, Social Security #s and the eVerify system
-Driver’s license and insurance verification
-Checking both business references and personal references
- 100% Caregivers are finger printed, drug tested and subject to random drug testing
Initial and ongoing Dementia training provides our caregivers with a unique insight, knowledge and understanding of how to help people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Training and development gives the tools and techniques needed to safely navigate through the challenging behaviors issues. Kind caring and compassionate approaches to care delivery make a substantial difference in our client’s quality of life.
Our comprehensive caregiver dementia training platform includes some of the following courses:
Normal Aging vs. Dementia/ Alzheimer’s
How many of you know what to expect with the process of normal aging? Will those later years be filled with the destruction of your memory? Will you lose your mental capabilities? By learning the differences between the symptoms of normal aging, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease you will become more aware of abnormal symptoms. This course provides the caregivers with information concerning the differences between normal aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
This course will help students gain an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and the effect the disease has on patient behavior. When equipped with this knowledge, home care staff will be better able to provide the care and problem solving that the Alzheimer’s patient needs. Home care staff will also be better able to provide needed support and education to patient caregivers and other family and friends of the Alzheimer’s patient.
Activities for Residents with Memory Problems
Involving residents in activities throughout the day reduces unwanted behaviors. Activities can improve residents’ quality of life by meeting their different needs. Activities that stimulate the memory are especially good for residents with memory loss. This course shows you how to make activities a part of their day.
Dementia Care: Helping Families and Friends
Family and friends of dementia patients are often called the ”secondary victims”. This course discusses the various types of losses that family members experience and provides suggestions for helping families.
Coaching and Completing Activities of Daily Living
Activities of daily living (ADLs) are the basic life skills learned during childhood. Persons with dementia, however, will slowly forget or “unlearn” how to complete these tasks as cognitive impairment progresses. Because of this decline in ability, individuals in the middle to later stages of dementia will require assistance from you for completion of these tasks. This course will help you better understand how to assist persons with dementia with ADL completion. In this course, you will learn the various levels of functional ability in persons with dementia as well as the guidelines you must follow when providing care.
Music & Art Interventions
In this course, you will learn how to use music and art to connect with the people you care for. Through stories and quizzes, you’ll learn how to start sharing music and art with your residents today, making a big difference in their quality of life.
Managing Challenging Behaviors
Many people with Alzheimer’s disease develop behaviors that can be challenging for staff members to manage. These behaviors can also cause the person with Alzheimer’s distress. In this course, we will discuss challenging behaviors and potential interventions caregivers can use to decrease or eliminate them.
Top-Rated Home Care and Support for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Patients
Dementia Helpers offers specialized home care and support services to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients throughout Chicago and the North Shore suburbs including both Cook County and Lake County. We provide our in-home dementia care and specialized memory care services to residents of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Grayslake, Gurnee, Highland Park, Fort Sheridan, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnwood, Lincolnshire, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Round Lake Beach, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wilmette and Winnetka.
We are backed with the resources of one of America’s largest and most trusted home care service organizations.