Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In the Home Healthcare field, agencies like ABC Home Healthcare Professionals providing care for people with Alzheimer’s require their Home Health Aides undergo specialized training in this area to ensure they provide the best possible care to these clients.
ABC is pleased to announce that we recently had 9 more Home Health Aides complete the Alzheimer’s Supportive Home Care Aide training bringing our total to over 60 Home Health Aides on staff trained to work with clients living with this disease. The two-day intensive training was provided by Mystic Valley Elder Services, a non-profit agency which partners with elders, adults living with disabilities, and caregivers residing in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop. Mystic Valley Elder Services provided this training opportunity to our Home Health Aides to support the growing need in the local communities.
This program provides our Home Care Aides with critical skills and knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care. “We’re proud that our team continues to work hard to further their skills and knowledge,” said Jeannette Sheehan, founder and Nurse Practitioner of ABC Home Healthcare.
ABC Home Healthcare Professionals is a local family owned private home healthcare organization, managed by a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Case Managers. ABC provides personalized medical and non-medical care from 1 hour a week to 24 hours a day throughout Metro Boston, North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Cape Ann communities, as well as live-in care across the state. ABC in collaboration with elder service agencies and other community organizations assist seniors to maintain their independence within the comfort of their own home. For more information call ABC Home Healthcare Professionals at 781-245-1880, email [email protected] or visit them on the web at www.abchhp.com.