Congratulations to the Denver community for being the number one walk nationwide, raising over $925,000 to date with 528 teams and 5,297 walkers participating.
Cherry Creek, CO (PRWEB) October 01, 2014
Home Care Assistance, North America’s premier provider of in-home care, recently formed a team that participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this past Saturday, September 20th at City Park in Denver, Colorado. Home Care Assistance prides itself on being a positive contributor to the communities it serves with a focus on social responsibility and education around topics related to aging, wellness and quality of life.
“This is our first time participating as a team in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Todd Ediger, President of Home Care Assistance of Denver. “We are very busy preparing for the opening of our Denver location, but didn’t want to miss an opportunity to start giving back to the communities we will serve. Thank you to all of the team members that joined us in our fight for the cure. Aligned with our mission to change the way the world ages, we are committed to supporting organizations that share our vision around healthy longevity, wellness and quality of life. We plan to grow our team every year, making an even greater impact in the future.”
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, affects six million people in the United States and Canada. Currently there is no cure for the disease but treatments for symptoms and interventions to slow disease progression are available, improving quality of life for Alzheimer’s sufferers as well as their caregivers. Today, there is a worldwide effort under way to find better ways to treat the disease, delay its onset, and prevent it from progressing. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is part of this mission, aiming to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care and prevention.
Money raised from The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will fund mission-related initiatives of care, support, and research for the Alzheimer’s Association. Designed not only as a fundraiser, the walk also raises awareness around Alzheimer’s in the Denver community. Congratulations to the Denver community for being the number one walk nationwide, raising over $925,000 to date with 528 teams and 5,297 walkers participating.
In line with their focus on community education, Home Care Assistance offers several resources for Alzheimer’s and Dementia information. Visit http://homecareassistance.com/pdf/alz-dem_brochure.pdf to download a free copy of Home Care Assistance’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Patient Guide for practical advice on caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and general information about this disease. As part of the company’s mission, Home Care Assistance will be hosting a hour-long webinar for Continuing Education credit on dementia interventions for social workers, care managers, discharge planners, nurses and other healthcare professionals on Friday, October 24th, at Noon MST. Led by Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, Executive Director of Research and Development at Home Care Assistance, the webinar will provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria for dementia with an emphasis on the cognitive, behavioral and emotional issues that accompany the various forms of the disorder. Pre-registration is required so visit http://www.homecareassistance.com/ceuwebinar to reserve your spot today!
For more information about Home Care Assistance, visit http://www.HomeCareAssistance.com/CO or call 720-443-3371 to speak with a care manager.
ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2014 Franchise500® Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com