6 Famous People from Roanoke and Where They Are Now

6 Famous People from Roanoke and Where They Are Now

Roanoke has a long history of producing noteworthy individuals, from athletes to politicians to television stars and everything in between. With such a diverse group of people it may be difficult to find a commonality between them beyond their connection to the Star City. Nevertheless, we'll dig a little deeper and try.

What's In a Name - Coping with Loss of Family Recognition by Alzheimer's Sufferers

What's In a Name - Coping with Loss of Family Recognition by Alzheimer's Sufferers

We spend a good portion of our lives wanting our parents’ approval and making them proud of our accomplishments. We give them grandchildren in hopes that will offer many more
memories and achievements to relish. It is incomprehensible to us that we could ever be forgotten or misplaced by the one that birthed us.

Christmas Cards a Welcome Treat for Home Care Clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Christmas Cards a Welcome Treat for Home Care Clients with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Just like most of us love to get something nice in the mail, greeting cards are an incredible wealth of engagement for our clients with Dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The act of using dexterity to open the envelope. The brain stimulation with the curiosity of looking at the "return address" and trying to recognize it. The look of accomplishment if and when they do recognize the name. The simplistic writing on the inside makes for easy words and easy reading.

Certified Dementia Practitioner - What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?

Certified Dementia Practitioner - What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?

The NCCDP administers the Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) program, a certification that indicates a health care professional has received comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care,  has completed the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care course and seminar, and met the NCCDP certification requirements. A CDP® certification reflects a deep personal commitment on the part of the health care professional, inspiring confidence and dedication in an individual's professional knowledge through quality of life and quality of care provided to dementia patients.

Now Hiring: Companion Homemaker to the Elderly or Disabled living in Roanoke, VA area

Now Hiring: Companion Homemaker to the Elderly or Disabled living in Roanoke, VA area

Companion Home Care of Roanoke, VA is hiring again! I am looking for quality people to help elderly or disabled individuals sustain their independence and lifestyle at home and in the community. Our company values people with caregiver attributes and good backgrounds in serving people.

Michelle Belton of Companion Home Care receives Alzheimer's Foundation of America Dementia Care Partner Certification

Michelle Belton of Companion Home Care receives Alzheimer's Foundation of America Dementia Care Partner Certification

"The AFA Dementia Care Partners course was great for its new information and also confirmed many of the things that I've seen in my almost 15 years of being a caregiver for people with Alzheimer's," said Belton. "The examination was quite challenging as it consisted of open ended essay style questions based on different real life scenarios that one may encounter as a caregiver."

A Commitment to Continuing Education

A Commitment to Continuing Education

At Companion Home Care, we believe it is crucial to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home care, Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory care. Owner Michelle Belton is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) with over 14 years of senior home care experience. She regularly attends classes, workshops, and conferences to gain useful knowledge on the latest in home care research and best practices so that she can share this useful information with the Companion Home Care staff.