Memory at Home
With Home Helpers® of Greater Milwaukee
Home is where many of us feel most comfortable, and where we wish to remain living independently for as long as possible. In fact, according the AARP, 9 out of 10 seniors would prefer to “age in place” in their own home. This can be especially true for those who live with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, since home is a familiar and comfortable place. Home Helpers of Greater Milwaukee has developed Memory at Home education and training program to provide customized one-on-one home care to individuals living with the challenges of dementia behaviors. This program allows us to identify, develop, and cultivate a team of Certified Dementia Specialists uniquely qualified to care for you or your loved one at home.
Our Certified Dementia Specialists offer care services wherever you are, whether that’s in your family home or a senior community, throughout our four-county service area of Greater Milwaukee. While we still provide all other home care services, including respite care, companionship, personal care, and skilled nursing services, the Memory at Home program allows us to focus on the specific care needs that often accompany an Alzheimer’s or Dementia diagnosis.
Receive focused and customized care at home from our Certified Dementia Care Specialists. Call (262) 214-6941 today for a free nurse assessment!
Our Memory at Home Education & Training Program
Working with world-renowned dementia and Alzheimer’s disease expert Teepa Snow and her Positive Approach to Care (PAC) curriculum, we have created a detailed training program to teach our team of caregivers and help them become Certified Dementia Specialists.
Our caregivers receive hands-on training with our PAC-certified Home Helpers trainer and coaches for optimal learning. Combined with our Nurse Forward patient approach and integrated wellness program, our Memory at Home certification process ensures we can provide compassionate, focused, and relevant care to seniors who have dementia behaviors or Alzheimer’s.
Our Memory at Home education and training program consists of three levels:
- Level 1 – 20.75 hours of core training and an introduction to dementia within the first 90 days of employment
- Level 2 – 25.25 hours of intermediate Memory at Home training plus interactive coaching
- Level 3 – 16.50 hours of advanced Memory at Home training plus interactive coaching
Topics at the second and third levels are self-selected by caregivers from the developed curriculum and approved by management to ensure relevancy and maximum engagement. Intermediate and advanced training topics include It’s All In Your Approach, Challenging Behaviors, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontal Temporal Dementia, Understanding Vascular Dementia, End of Life Dementia, and more.
Our Memory at Home Team:
- Marie Schulist – Chief Operating Officer, Certified Dementia Practitioner, PAC Trainer
- Robin Fazio – Director of Nursing, Registered Nurse, Certified Dementia Practitioner, PAC Consultant
- Karena Ainsworth – Certified Nursing Assistant, Care Coordinator, Certified Dementia Specialist, PAC Coach
- Mary Sellhausen – Certified Nursing Assistant, Care Coordinator, Certified Dementia Specialist, PAC Coach
- And a team of over 20 Certified Dementia Specialists – and growing!
Leading In-Home Care in Greater Milwaukee
At Home Helpers of Greater Milwaukee, our Memory at Home education and training program is one of the ways we strive to provide trusted comprehensive in-home care. We are a multi-year winner of the prestigious Best of Home Care – Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, the leading home care consumer research and quality assurance agency in the country. We know it can feel overwhelming to entrust the care of yourself or a loved one to outside caregivers. We look forward to putting your mind at ease.