At Your Side, part of the Best Life Brands family, is leading the in-home care industry with programs designed to stabilize and improve quality of life. Most notably, At Your Side created DementiaWise®, a comprehensive care approach for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia that focuses on accentuating the positive by supporting and encouraging remaining skills and abilities; and Joyful Memories®, an interactive, singalong program that uses the power of music to create connections and positive outlets for emotional expression.
Research shows that the areas of the brain that store musical memories are the last to deteriorate. This explains why individuals who rarely speak may spontaneously sing when a familiar song is played and those who experience trouble walking may be motivated to stand and dance in place. Music can help stimulate the brain, creating a “cognitive workout” which can be especially beneficial for people living with dementia. With this in mind, ComForCare created Joyful Memories, an interactive music program designed to create connections with older adults at all levels of health.
Anyone can experience the program through our live “Tune in Today” show on FaceBook and YouTube. The show takes place Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. EST. If you miss the live program, you can catch the replay under the Videos tab. Read more about Steve Toll's "Tune in Today" and the power of music.
At Your Side’s DementiaWise® is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.
Do you share our mission to empower everyone in the family to live their best life possible?
If so, this is how we help you do exactly that:
At Your Side’s exclusive DementiaWise program offers caregivers who are specially trained to engage and enhance the lives of those with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, while providing support and education for the family. The program implements proven practices for dementia care, follows strategies to decrease challenging dementia behaviors, meets a client’s physical and emotional needs, and engages them in meaningful activities.
When you think about public servants in our communities, police and firefighters often come to mind. But behind the scenes, there are hundreds of thousands of caregivers taking care of our aging adult population, and the need is growing by the minute. They’re our real unsung heroes, and our mission is to change that.
Simply put, At Your Side puts caregivers first. After 20 years in business, we know the industry better than anyone, as well as the demanding requirements of being a caregiver. Our program focuses on taking excellent care of our caregivers, because it’s the best way we can help them take outstanding care of their clients.
At Your Side caregivers get the training, education and recognition to allow them to excel in this important role.
We’ve partnered with a best-in-class online learning site to get caregivers up to speed quickly, and our ongoing programs ensure they don’t miss a beat.
We’ll go in-depth on what they’re looking for as a caregiver and match them with clients who are a great fit on personality, skills and experience.
We know seniors and their families want reassurance about who’s coming into their homes. At Your Side has a comprehensive hiring process that covers everything from background checks to verifying certifications and assessing ethics and reliability. We look for caregivers who are naturally empathetic and oriented toward service. In the home, that difference means caregivers are actively engaged in clients’ lives, treating them like valued family members and forging personal connections.
Creating a personalized care plan for every family we serve.
At Your Side knows that seniors’ needs can change quickly, so we developed a suite of in-home nurse assessments, customized care plans, and ongoing evaluations to anticipate and plan for those changes.
Certification and continuing education
At Your Side supports franchise owners and caregivers through multiple training programs so they are able to grow their skills and become an even more valuable asset.
Dynamic company culture
At Your Side has five core values that drive everything we do:
- Care like family
- Serve passionately
- Dignity matters
- Be present and engaged
- Have fun
Living our values is how At Your Side stands out in the communities we serve. It’s how At Your Side and our franchise owners have raised the bar and set new standards for innovative, quality non-medical and skilled in-home care.