Honor Collaborates with Alzheimer’s Association to Educate, Train Caregivers

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Honor is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to educate its Care Pros on how to better care for people living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Start-up company Honor offers tech-powered home care for older adults. The new agreement follows similar collaborations, such as the National Parkinson Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

“Honor is licensing proprietary care expertise from these national organizations to help our Care Pros provide specialized care to clients in their homes,” Kelsey Mellard, Honor’s head of health systems partnerships, said in a press release.

Mellard said Honor is using this “expert content to provide condition-specific training” to its Care Pros, and the content will also be delivered through the Honor Care Pro app.

Honor Care Pros are professional caregivers that come to your home to help you or a loved one with whatever you need, according to the news release. They understand how important it is to promote brain health with appropriate activities and adequate care. The new resources are expected to help guide home care Honor provides to people living with Alzheimer’s.

“Caring for people living with Alzheimer’s has its unique challenges,” said Beth Kallmyer, vice president of constituent services for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Sharing our best-in-class resources with Honor provides an opportunity to share the best information available specific to caring for people living with Alzheimer’s.”

“Bringing this caliber of expert knowledge into the home-care setting with innovative app technology is a first,” added Seth Sternberg, co-founder and CEO of Honor. “Our mission is to help loved ones grow older in their own homes with joy, comfort, and grace.”

“For millions of people living with conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, our Care Pros are now equipped to deliver on this promise – not only providing expert personalized care, but also being better equipped to provide support for clients and their families.”

Regarding the importance of caregivers, at the last 2016 National Alzheimer’s Summit, the Alzheimer’s community met with industry leaders, researchers, and other stakeholders to acknowledge the economic impact of the disease within minority communities and among women, who disproportionately end up filling the role of caregivers.