According to Helpguide.org, there are approximately 15 million people in the U.S. caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. There are millions more around the world currently caring for a loved one with this debilitating disease. And the job is far from easy. Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's typically leaves you feeling tired and overwhelmed. Assisted living facilities are better equipped to care for an Alzheimer's patient, as these types of facilities feature round-the-clock care provided by multiple staff members. Residents participate in social activities and are kept safe throughout the day and night. In other words, the responsibility doesn't rest on one person's shoulders.
The New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative has approved Life Force Caregivers for the Elderly to offer three (3) clinical/social and cultural competence continuing education hours.
The program was developed by Daryoush Ekhterae, PhD. He is a manager at Life Force Eldercare Corporation which seeks to enhance the quality of senior living. Dr. Ekhterae has significant professional experience in training health care providers and caregivers for the elderly. He also lends a unique personal perspective, having dealt with the challenges of caregiving in his own family.