Get Relief with the Alzheimer’s Care Grant Program

March 9, 2015
The Alzheimer's Care Grant Program can provide relief to caregivers.

The Alzheimer’s Care Grant Program provides relief to caregivers.

Home caregivers, particularly those who tend to Alzheimer’s patients, have tremendous demands on their time, energy and health. Such caregivers can benefit from the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program provided by Home Instead Senior Care and Hilarity for Charity.

The program

The Alzheimer’s Care Grant Program is a collaboration between Home Instead Senior Care and Hilarity for Charity. Its goal is to provide in-home care relief for families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Imagine that a person (we’ll call her Kay) is caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s. Kay loves her mother very much, but has lately become fatigued and listless; because there simply is so much to do Kay has difficulty accomplishing tasks and is feels depressed. Even having a few hours to herself or to reconnect with her friends would make a big difference in Kay’s quality of life.

Kay can apply to the Alzheimer’s Care Grant Program for help; if she is chosen, she will receive the services of a professional caregiver so that she can have some much-deserved down time.

How does it work?

The Alzheimer’s Care Grant Program is open to any individual in the United States or Canada who is providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia.

Interested individuals should visit www.HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com. There they can fill out an online application form in order to be considered for a grant. The applications will then be reviewed by members of the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program Advisory Board. Recipients will be announced on a quarterly basis. Each recipient will receive a designated number of hours of in-home care from a Home Instead caregiver with Alzheimer’s training. (The number of hours will be determined by several factors, including the needs of the family, the number of applicants, and the availability of funds.)

Any U.S. or Canadian caregiver who tends to a loved one with Alzheimer’s and who would benefit from the program is encouraged to apply. This is an excellent opportunity that should not be missed!

Resource:

www.HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com

Writer, Craig Butler

Craig Butler has been writing on a wide range of topics for more than fifteen years. As the National Communications Director for the Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Craig regularly writes on a range of health and medical topics. Among the many projects he has written for the Foundation is the Cooley's Anemia Storybook, a collection of original short stories for children with the blood disorder Cooley's Anemia. His freelance work has ranged from reviewing moves and CDs to creating entertainment-related stories about baldness, to creating text for comic strips. Craig looks forward to having a dialogue with you about senior care and issues of concern.

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