Bluegrass Care Navigators now offers a free, grant-supported program dedicated to care and support in the home for families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Bluegrass Care Navigators has launched a free Dementia program for caregivers, those who live alone, and individuals with developmental disabilities. Funded by a grant from the Administration for Community Living, our goal is to support those living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia and their caregivers with coping skills, in-home health consultations and companionship opportunities.

Who We Help

Bluegrass Care Navigators is now accepting patients who are:

• Caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia
• Individuals who live alone with dementia
• Individuals with dementia and intellectual or developmental disabilities

Why It Matters

With in-home support, we aim to:

• Decrease emergency room visits and hospitalizations
• Support people living with dementia who desire to live at home
• Give caregivers of people living with dementia tools and resources to manage the long-term demands of caregiving

What We Do

Through established clinical interventions, we will:

• Assess caregivers for risk of burnout and depression
• Provide caregivers tools for managing stress, finding social support and making time for self-care
• Assist those who live alone with personal care needs, safety and medication management
• Decrease feelings of isolation for those who live alone through volunteer companionship and connection to community-based resources
• Support those who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with symptom management training and consultations for family caregivers

How We Help

Our six-month home-based program includes the following for families:

• A caregiver home coach for each family
• Six home visits plus as additional three visits as needed
• Ongoing support for each family via telephone as needed
• Support and companionship from volunteers as needed

 

To refer a patient or to learn more, use the form at the bottom of this page, call 877.439.0262 or contact us at:
Susan Swinford: susans@bgcarenav.org | Jennifer King: jking@bgcarenav.org.

 

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