Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Program
anCaregivers need support too
Caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease can be stressful, as well as emotionally and physically challenging.
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Dementia Support Program supports Alzheimer’s Caregivers in underserved communities of Nassau and Suffolk Counties through outreach, individual and group counseling, education sessions and joint enrichment programs.
The Alzheimer’s Caregiver and Dementia Support Program supports people who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease/Related Dementias.
Through education, individual counseling and support groups, we provide caregivers with the support they need to relieve stress and strain associated with caregiving. We also offer educational programs and host fun activities such as Bingo, art and music therapy and Memory Cafes so that caregivers can come together and socialize in a relaxed environment.
Our trained staff will:
- Make home visits to discuss your situation and assess your needs. This assessment is confidential.
- Link you to resources and services to assist you and your loved one on this journey.
- Connect you with our support groups, education programs and joint enrichment programs.
- Provide ongoing one-on-one individual counseling.
Did you know?
People age 60+ will comprise an estimated 30 percent of Nassau County residents by 2024.
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Support Program’s mission is to expand the safety net for the caregiver of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related types of dementia by addressing the need for support and stress reduction. Caregiver support services are designed to restore the mental and physical well-being of caregivers and improve their quality of life.
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Support Program is made possible through a partnership from Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation. READ MORE about FCA’s partners.
Willing Hearts/Helpful Hands
Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands is an innovative community program serving family caregivers in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties by connecting them with a circle of help that includes trained volunteers who provide an array of respite services. Our well-trained volunteers provide family caregivers of older adults with the time to meet self-care needs, as well as other family obligations, at no cost. Without help in the daily tasks of caregiving, the risk to your health and well-being is as real as it is to your loved one. That is why the volunteers of Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands provide the assistance you need, on a schedule designed to allow you the time, personal space and freedom that is essential for healthy living. The program is offered by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, in cooperation with partnering community organizations, and is funded in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.
About New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
The New York State Department of Health’s mission is to protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well-being of all New Yorkers. Their vision foresees New Yorkers as being the healthiest people in the world – living in communities that promote health, protected from health threats, and having access to quality, evidence-based, cost-effective health services. NYSDOH’s values are comprised of dedication to the public good, innovation, excellence, integrity, teamwork, efficiency.