The Canadian Business Journal interviews David J. Watson, President of Premier Homecare Services, in a feature article “Premier Homecare Services Home Sweet Homecare” (July 2012 edition).
The article highlights Premier’s tailored care plans to best suit clients’ needs and situation, carefully matching the client with the caregiver. Watson explains, “We hold information meetings with families, and we talk to the family members and the client and learn about what they love to do or used to love to do … to bring people back to life and make their life as pleasant and happy as possible.”
The article also highlights Watson’s franchise philosophy of carefully selecting who they want as franchisees so the integrity of the brand remains strong. “We could have had twice as many locations if we had accepted everyone who wanted a franchise however that would have infringed on the service quality.”
The article also features how proud we are of our Active Minds (TM) cognitive care program, for people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, age-related memory loss, stroke victims, and traumatic brain injury. The program engages people’s cognitive functioning and provides cognitive stimulation through exercises and activities.
Watson explains that “This program helps people to improve cognitive functioning and attitude as these health issues can be extremely frustrating to the client, and make the perception of them as being difficult. From our experience this program lowers the confusion, improves speech and understanding. We are happy to have families coming up to us saying, ‘This is fantastic!’ about our Active Minds program.”
If you’re caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you don’t need to resign yourself to being the constant witness to the cognitive decline of your loved one, slowly watching them slip away. There are options, and that’s why Premier Homecare Services is so proud to bring you our Active Minds Cognitive Therapy Program, making life better for the person you care for.
Active Minds is a Cognitive Therapy Program designed to provide cognitive stimulation through a series of exercises and activities, as well as gently challenge your loved one to stretch the capacity of their current cognitive state. The program consists of thirty-six Interactive Session Plans to create an errorless learning environment for your loved one. Session plans engage clients in areas of physical activity, visual/spatial skills, memory, language and music, computation and critical thinking.
Provided by our certified Cognitive Coaches, recent studies have shown that cognitive stimulation therapy with human interaction can lead to significant benefits of cognitive functioning.
These studies include Cognitive intervention in Alzheimer disease, published in the science journal Nature, as well as Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Programs in Healthy Elderly published in the International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. These professionally certified Cognitive Coaches encourage and build confidence through proper stimulation and positive feedback. They provide a flexible, safe and adaptable environment that meets the needs and interests of your loved one.
The Benefits of Cognitive Interaction:
- Improved cognitive function
- Improves independence with activities of daily living
- Slows rate of cognitive decline
- Builds self-esteem and confidence
- Improves communicative ability
- Enhances self-motivation
- Improves overall quality of life
- Restores overall personhood
We have everything needed to start providing cognitive interaction for your loved one today. Learn more or enroll your loved one by calling your nearest Premier Homecare Services office.
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