Utopia Home Care was recently one of 10 Long Island home care agencies to share the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ training program with caregivers and home health aides who are actively working with clients diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ is an online certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.
The exam tests knowledge of evidence-based dementia care practices that are promoted in the nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and supported by more than 30 leading health and senior care organizations. A team of 25 home health aides received additional training regarding the disease, communication skills, and person centered care tactics with another 25 home health aides set to receive the training over the next few months.
Pictured below are Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter Program Director Kate Anastasia, Utopia Home Care Certified Senior Advisor Julia Jenne, and Alzheimer's Association Long Island Chapter Associate Director of Development Karen Blank.
For more information on the Alzheimer's Association or resources available in the community, please visit their website http://www.alz.org/longisland/ or call 1 (800) 272-3900.
Utopia Home Care of New York offers home health aide (HHA), personal care aide (PCA), and companion care services across Long Island and New York City, including Riverhead, Patchogue, Kings Park, Babylon, Westbury, Rockville Centre and Elmhurst. Services are provided on a live in and hourly basis through private pay, long term care insurance, Medicaid, Worker’s Compensation, Managed Long Term Care (MLTC), and Mainstream Managed Care (MCO) programs. For more information or answers to commonly asked questions, please contact our Central Intake Department at (877) 847-5934.