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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Program

Organization
Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA)
Contact
Nata Mendlovic
COO
216.755.1123
nmendlovic@jfsa-cleveland.org
Description

Taking care of a loved-one who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders can cause stress and frustration. It is critical to have access to timely information and local resources, support in creating and managing a plan of care, and respite that allows you to take a break from your caregiving responsibilities. If a loved-one is showing signs of cognitive difficulties and you suspect the cause may be Alzheimer's or another related disorder, call JFSA. In either situation, this program can help you find solutions. Our program is designed to provide support and find the supports to help you to identify the services you need. You and your Care Navigator work together, along with a geriatrician and other professional staff, to develop a care plan that includes:

• Screening and assessment of your loved-one, if necessary

• Information and referrals to appropriate community services based on your loved-one's needs, such as homecare, education about brain health and dementia, companion care, adult day support or assisted living

• Coordination of care - between medical, social services and other providers as well as communicating with families to provide support, education and peace of mind

• Respite care for you, the caregiver, if needed

• Learning about financial and legal options available to you

Caregiving for Special Needs Individuals

This program is also available to paid and unpaid caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other related disorders.

Fees

Screening and assessments, referrals, Care Navigator, consultation with a geriatrician, and limited time respite care services are provided free of charge. Some referred services may have fees associated with them.

Languages Spoken:
English, Russian
Is a referral required?
No
Is documentation required?
No
Is insurance accepted?
No
Is there a fee structure?
No
Is financial assistance available?
No

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