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.