Monthly Archives: March 2014

Daily Companion: Now Available on Android Phones

Daily Companion: Now Available on all Smart Phones

This is not the time in her life when “Michelle” thought she would be facing this challenge.  She is a 40-something, married, mother of two (both under 10), and until recently her biggest challenge was maintaining a work/home life balance. On top of just dealing with the balancing-act of a full-time job, bakes sales, soccer games, etc. she also provides care for her father, Jim, who has Alzheimer’s. She is exhausted, confused and overwhelmed.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be a frightening and challenging task!

If you’re caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s or other dementia you have help in the form of an app new to Android phones – Alzheimers Daily Companion. You can download this app for free and use it to find tips, ask questions, offer support and find Alzheimer’s care services in your area.

The app includes over 500 searchable tips and practical solutions sourced from the Home Instead Senior Care network and the Alzheimer’s and other dementias caregiving community. The foundation of the content is a book published by Home Instead Senior Care called “Confidence to Care.” The app is a companion piece to the book in order to give caregivers, in need and on-the-go, immediate and easy to access advice for any situation.

Features Include:

  • Free and immediate advice and tips for dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia behaviors and situations.
  • 24-hour caregiving assistance available via toll free phone number or email submission.
  • Access to free Alzheimer’s and other dementias caregiver resources and training materials.
  • Caregivers sharing their own advice through a collection mechanism provided in the app
  • Ability to access all of the solutions and tips without Internet connectivity.
  • Built-in rating system for caregivers to rate each tip so other caregivers benefit from their insight and evaluation of the advice.

This app will help build “Michelle’s” confidence to be able to provide care for her father and will arm her with immediate tips and practical advice for all of the behaviors and situations they face on a daily basis.  She can search for information regarding her particular circumstance and needs, and the app will return immediate and relevant answers. These tips are compiled by experts as well as family caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s or other dementia illnesses.

Now, Michelle and other caregivers everywhere have a reason to rejoice!  Help has found its way via Molly, Home Instead, and her android phone.

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Social Work Week 2014

Social Work Week 2014

The word “champion” as defined by the Concise Oxford Dictionary has a number of meanings, but is best captured as referring to a “person who fights, argues, etc. for another person or cause”.  March 3rd to the 9th celebrates Social Work Week and this year’s theme is appropriately “Social Workers: Champions of Positive Change”.

Their focus is in positive change, rooted in practical problem-solving expertise. Recognizing that people are experts about their own lives, and that the changes they are seeking may take many forms, social workers help people find solutions that are tailored to meet their unique needs and concerns.

Social Work Week provides an opportunity each year for social workers to promote and celebrate their profession and the life-changing work that they champion in every community.

As social workers in Ontario prepare for Social Work Week 2014, OASW encourages you to reflect on the ways you and/or your agency/organization champion positive change and make a difference in the lives of the client populations you serve identify ways to tell this story, and let others know that when client groups need help, social work interventions can provide a catalyst for positive change.

This week, celebrate with Home Instead Senior Care the positive changes that Social Workers make in our communities!

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