Archive for October, 2010

Alliance Home Health Care Named One of the Largest Indianapolis-Area Woman-Owned Businesses

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Alliance Home Health Care has been named one of the Largest Indianapolis-Area Woman-Owned Businesses by the Indianapolis Business Journal — ranking in at number five.

With 138 full-time equivalent (FTE) local employees — 95% of whom are women — Alliance Home Health Care is owned by CEO Jan Roberts — making it 100% woman-owned. Founded in 1991, Alliance Home Health Care provides skilled home nursing, therapy and non-medical companion services to elderly and senior adults in the Indianapolis area. Alliance Home Health Care was recently ranked seventh in the IBJ’s Book of Lists 2010.

“We are thrilled to be named one of the largest woman-owned businesses in the Indianapolis area,” said Kelly Panzer, director of marketing at Alliance Home Health Care. “We continue to strive for success and growth throughout our company, and our workforce has grown 10% just in the last year. We want to make sure we are offering the highest-quality staff and services that we can in order to provide for our clients and the community.”

In addition to her leadership at Alliance Home Health Care, Roberts has also been selected as a board member for the Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA). CICOA is Indiana’s largest area agency on aging and serves Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties.

CICOA and its network of 300 for-profit and not-for-profit providers offer many services for older adults and persons with disabilities, including an aging and disability resource center, care management, meals, caregiver assistance and Lifelong Living Communities.

For more information about Alliance Home Health Care, please call 317-581-1100 or visit www.alliancehomehealthcare.net.

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News You Can Use: “A Week to Remember” Brings Awareness to Lewy Body Dementia

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Lewy body dementia (LBD) accounts for up to 20% of dementia cases in the United States — that’s up to 1.3 million cases alone, with only 30%-50% of LBD cases being accurately diagnosed, even in dementia centers.

This year, October 10-16, 2010, is “A Week to Remember” as LBD families come together with the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) in the first nationwide, grassroots awareness movement for Lewy body dementia.

LBD is a progressive brain disease and the second most common cause of neurodegenerative dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. Lewy body dementia is a spectrum disorder, meaning it can occur alone or in combination with Parkinson’s disease, or co-exist with Alzheimer’s disease.

Alliance Home Health Care, a skilled provider of senior home health care in the Indianapolis area, is also committed to raising awareness about LBD through a continued focus on its Nostalgia Program, an in-home dementia specialty service that engages clients in recreation, promotes relaxation, encourages reminiscence, builds relationships and provides resources to clients’ families.

Through the Nostalgia Program, Alliance Home Health Care works to care for each dementia client individually and on a personal level, while decreasing loved ones’ stress by providing care with safe, stimulating activities.

For inquiries about the Nostalgia Program or any of the Alliance services, please call 317-581-1100 or visit www.alliancehomehealthcare.net.

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