Posted by: Bert Copple | April 29, 2013

Conventional Wisdom

Alz leader stickerThis past week, I’ve been at the Home Instead Senior Care International Convention in Omaha, Nebraska. Convention is something that I look forward to every year. Not only does it give us a chance to connect and exchange ideas with our friends and colleagues in other Home Instead Senior Care offices throughout the world, but it is almost like taking a master class in the latest news, research, trends and developments in senior care.

This year’s theme was Take The Lead, and it refers to Home Instead Senior Care’s role as a global leader in non-medical home care. One example of this is the leadership role our company has taken in caring for Alzheimer’s patients.
As you may know, last year Home Instead Senior Care introduced the Alzheimer’s CARE program, which is a groundbreaking way to help those with Alzheimer’s by effectively engaging the patient and managing behaviors.

I am proud that Home Instead Senior Care serving Birmingham and the greater Detroit area held a number of free Alzheimer’s CARE program family caregiver workshops last year, and pleased to announce that we will again “take the lead” in Alzheimer’s care by doing so again this year.

In fact, at Convention we signed a pledge to host at least one of these workshops in September, in honor of World Alzheimer’s Month. We will also be doing lots of other things to promote Alzheimer’s education and help families who are touched by Alzheimer’s in September and throughout the year. Watch this space for more details!

Some of the other areas in which Home Instead Senior Care takes the lead that were discussed at Convention include reducing hospital readmissions and hiring, training and teambuilding of top-tier CAREGivers for our senior clients.

All of these topics are near and dear to my heart and I am so inspired by the things I learned in Omaha – where the sun was shining and the flowering trees were starting to bloom. It’s the perfect backdrop to talk about the dawning of a new season in senior care, in which seniors can live happier, healthier, and hopefully longer lives.

I am excited to bring everything I’ve learned back to Detroit.

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