Continuing off the previously published article, The Home Care Franchise Downfall, along with emotionally buying into a franchised company’s brand, logo and mission statement, it is also quickly realized that large health care companies spend lots of dollars on website marketing and know nothing about dementia which in turn quickly reflects down the line into the company’s (so-called) dementia care program. One such company’s website marketing states to have a combined 270+ years of dementia care expertise providing on-site training for staff that provide direct care to those living with dementia. Unfortunately for this company, within a ten month period of one year, they couldn’t spare even one day of their 270+ combined years of dementia “expertise”, providing desperately needed and begged for guidance or training to one of their facilities. Another franchised home care company states on their website that they provide trusted senior care for any stage of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Interesting, due to the fact that Alzheimer’s Disease is NOT a stage of dementia.
Start the conversations. Begin to educate yourself and others about what dementia is and is not. When researching care for a loved one living with dementia, ask the direct care staff what their training has been and continues to be. Too often companies will hire anyone who’s willing to work with “difficult” clients with “behaviors”. No experience necessary, will train the right person—-but never do.
Black Canyon Home Health, LLC stands out from the competition as most are in the broader home medical care industry as opposed to the specific industry of Senior Care for Persons with Dementia. BCHH was designed to assist the Elderly and Persons with Dementia with what used to be their everyday chores. We assist the Elderly and Persons with Dementia so that they do not have to abandon the familiarity of their home or the camaraderie of their neighbors, friends and family. While other home care agencies may offer similar services, Black Canyon Home Health, LLC is the single leading company in the Montrose area that provides private duty home care with a Certified Colorado Dementia Care Specialist. BCHH Certified Colorado Dementia Care Specialists meet the qualifying standards set forth by the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Leaders in Dementia Care Program. BCHH provides outstanding care to individuals living with dementia and counseling to the families.