Free Alzheimer’s Training Now Available
To Local Family Caregivers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Crystal Henry/Margaret Pilgram
Home Instead Senior Care® is offering to help local families manage the challenges of caring for loved ones afflicted with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Free training for families caring for these older adults will be available February 21st and 28th at The Country Inn & Suites, 1357 East College Avenue, State College PA. The training is a two-part evening series, beginning at 6pm, light refreshments will be offered.
These free family education workshops will discuss how to encourage engagement, care for yourself while caring for a loved one, and how to manage behaviors such as anger, aggression, wandering and refusing to eat. In addition the training will review the basic facts about Alzheimer’s and how to use the affected person’s life story to plan and provide individualized care. Seating is limited; Call 814-238-8820 to RSVP by February 12th.
“Until there is a cure, we offer an interim solution,” said Ron Krasnansky, owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care office.
The Home Instead Senior Care network assembled the top experts in Alzheimer’s disease to develop these training sessions. “The training we’re offering to families is the same kind of training our professional CAREGiversSM receive,” Krasnansky noted. All attending will receive a free guide to help them care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Called Helping Families Cope, the guide includes advice to help families keep their loved ones engaged and manage behaviors.
The trainings are a wonderful hands-on approach to help caregivers deal with the behaviors that too often accompany these disorders – one of the biggest stressors for caregivers.
“That makes the Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE Training Program a solution for the many families in our area who are being impacted each day by devastating side effects of this disease,” Krasnansky said.
For more information about these free, Family Caregiver Trainings, call 814-238-8820 to reserve your seat. Seating is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about the free Family Caregiver Training and other resources, visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com to engage in an e-learning course.
ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE
Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services – assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping – which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network’s groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum also is available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Krasnansky LLC, d.b.a.
Home Instead Senior Care®