Alzheimer’s study looking for volunteer organizations, facilities

Posted June 27, 2012, at 10:22 p.m.

Remembering4You, or R4Y, is looking for volunteer organizations or facilities in North America who provide care for individuals with Alzheimer’s to participate in their study.

This study focuses on long-term care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities providing services to individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias.

The study program is called the Caregiver Partnership Agreement Program. Remembering4You will provide the program plan, staff training and family caregiver training free of charge in exchange for doing the research and collecting data, predisclosed traveling and training material expenses. The research data will become the property of the researcher.

As the number of Alzheimer’s diagnoses rise minute by minute worldwide (estimated total number of persons living with Alzheimer’s is over 36 million according to a WebMD statistic), long-term care facilities are faced with meeting the specialized needs of this larger-than-life health crisis.

While family caregivers are breaking their backs, bank accounts and emotional reserves to hold on to, provide and protect their loved ones through stages one and two of the Alzheimer’s care cycle (early, middle and late stages), often the third stage proves to exceed the capabilities of family caregivers.

Long-term care management is finding a need to include family caregivers as their existing subacute care specialties. Possible advantages/facts for participating in this important study are:

• Effectively address the staff shortage in your dementia/memory loss unit in order to meet present and future increase need for your specialized services;

• Find a better way to save on the high cost of staffing, improve the quality of life, and increase caregiver knowledge at minimal cost to your organization but with maximum return; and

• Finally, did you know that dollar for dollar long-term care is much less expensive than keeping a person with Alzheimer’s at home and that research shows that a person with Alzheimer’s lives as long, sometimes longer, in long-term care than at home?

After this study is completed, R4Y will open up the field to both national and international organizations which want to sign on and establish their own Caregiver Partnership Agreement Program under the direction of Remembering4You professionals.

For information, email info@remembering4you.com.

 

 

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