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Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, Inc.
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Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center Officially 501(c)(3) Approved

(West PACRC 501(c)(3)alm Beach, FL, August 27, 2014)— The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is proud to announce it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the founding of the organization.

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is also now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to serve the Alzheimer’s community.

“Obtaining 501(c)(3) status is a major milestone for the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center,” remarked President and Founder Elayne Forgie. “This opens many doors for us to expand fundraising activities, broaden access to resources, and fully realize our goals as a charitable organization devoted to meeting the needs of dementia caregivers. In doing so, we will create a new generation of caregivers prepared for the obstacles and hurdles that Alzheimer’s disease and dementia brings to patients and their families.”

The IRS letter granting the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is available upon request.

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is the only not-for-profit organization in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie County dedicated strictly to meeting the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s caregiver. To learn more, visit www.alzheimerscareresourcecenter.org or call 855-476-7600

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ewpbElayne Forgie Nominated for 2014 Women in Leadership Award (WILA)

Press Release (West Palm Beach, FL, March 11, 2014, 2014) – Elayne Forgie, the President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center has been nominated for the 2014 Women in Leadership Award (WILA) in the public sector category.

Executive Women of the Palm Beaches (EWPB) presents its Annual Women In Leadership Awards to exemplary women who have demonstrated extraordinary achievements and leadership in the private, public and volunteer sectors.  The Luncheon is one of the county’s most successful community events, attracting approximately 600 attendees annually.

“It is an honor to be nominated and to be among all of the wonderful women who have, and continue to serve and/or provide, outstanding care, services and programs to members of the South Florida community”, said Elayne Forgie.

While the luncheon recognizes the achievements and celebrates the contributions of exceptional executive women, proceeds of the Luncheon provide critically needed scholarship assistance. The Women in Leadership Awards program has raised significant dollars to help promising young women in our community pursue their dream of a college education.

This years Women in Leadership Award ceremony will be held on May 1, 2014. To learn more, visit their website at www.ewpb.org

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Elayne Forgie Elected to Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter

(West Palm Beach, FL, February 21, 2014) – Elayne Forgie, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter is a local 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping the families in seven counties: Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Chapter advances efforts for researching a cure through fundraising with its signature event Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, and provides support and educational services to more than 150,000 persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families and caregivers locally.

The organizations mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve this wonderful organization and help further its mission,” said Elayne Forgie, President and CEO.

The Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter provides a 24 Hour Helpline, Care Consultations, Support Groups, Education Programs, Professional Training, Medic Alert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®, TrialMatch™, as well as local resources and referrals.

For more information regarding the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, call 800- 272-3900 or visit www.alz.org

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Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, Inc.
561-588-4545
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Rate Reduction by Local Non-Profit to Help Meet Needs of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Sunday May 19, 2013 – West Palm Beach, Florida – The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center announced today that it has drastically reduced the rate for its Alzheimer’s dementia specific geriatric care management services.

“As the only local non-profit organization dedicated solely to meeting the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s caregiver, we have a responsibility to not only make our services easily accessible, but to make them affordable to as many caregivers in our community as possible”, said Elayne Forgie, President/CEO

Recognizing that caregivers and families are often unable to afford the high cost of traditional geriatric care management services, the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center has reduced their geriatric care management fee to just $65.00 hour.

“Caregivers have spoken, and we have listened.  The bottom line is that when it comes to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers need an affordable way to work with a professional geriatric care manager that has the compassion, skills and expertise to help them navigate from the time of initial diagnosis, all the way through end of life care”.

The dementia specific Geriatric Care Navigation Services available through the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center,  provide an affordable way for family members to work with a caring, educated and experienced local geriatric care manager, who can provide ongoing assessments of their loved one; create appropriate, individualized care plans; monitor and direct care provided at home; provide financial, legal and/or medical reviews; provide referral services to qualified specialists and community resources; as well as provide dementia specific education, counseling, support, and Coaching for Caregivers services.

“Our Care Navigators consist of professional social workers, geriatric care managers, counselors or registered nurse consultants who specialize in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and who have been very successful in helping caregivers and families formulate, implement and monitor care for their loved one.  We are hopeful that with this rate reduction, we will be able to serve even more caregivers and families as they cope with the huge challenges that accompany an Alzheimer’s diagnosis”, Forgie said.

For more information you can visit www.AlzheimersCareResourceCenter.org or call (855) 476-7600 or 561-588-4545 to discuss how Care Navigation Services can assist you and your family.

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Non-Profit Provides Only Dementia Specific Hurricane Preparedness Program in Palm Beach County

Nurse Consultants, Geriatric Care Mangers and Social Workers Help Caregivers Prepare For a Storm

(West Palm Beach, FL, May 9, 2013)— The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center announced today that it is once again providing caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairment, with the only  Dementia Specific Hurricane Preparedness Program in Palm Beach County.

The main goal of the dementia specific hurricane preparedness program is to help caregivers plan ahead by creating an individualized, dementia specific hurricane plan that is unique to the physical and psychological needs of each individual patient.

“When you care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, preparing for a storm goes far beyond buying some supplies or choosing what emergency or special needs shelter you might go to”, said Elayne Forgie, President and CEO.

Recognizing that each caregiving situation is unique, and that each person with dementia may react differently to all of the different challenges and triggers that come with a storm, the first thing that the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center does is to meet with the caregiver to begin to assess exactly what the patients individual needs will be.

“This is a crucial first step and there is never a charge for this visit. One of our nurses, geriatric care managers or social workers, will consult with the caregiver by telephone or in person, at our office – in The Gathering Place, or at a time and place most comfortable and convenient for them”,  Elayne Forgie stated.

“Although hurricane season doesn’t start for a few more weeks, now is the time for families to start thinking about and planning for hurricane season.  Our exclusive dementia specific hurricane plan is customized and individualized for each, patient and each caregiver. When all is said and done, and the dementia specific hurricane plan is complete, our caregivers are able to rest easy knowing that if and when a storm approaches, they will be ready”.

For more information regarding the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center’s Dementia Specific Hurricane Preparedness Program™ call 561-588-4545 or please visit www.AlzheimersCareResourceCenter.org

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is the only non-profit organization in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie County dedicated strictly to meeting the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s caregiver.

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Local Non-Profit Provides FREE Services for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Nurse Consultants, Geriatric Care Mangers and Social Workers provide much needed care and support

 

 (West Palm Beach, FL, March 7, 2013)The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center announced today that it is providing free services for Alzheimer’s caregivers through their Geriatric Care Navigation™ program.

“The main goal of our dementia specific geriatric care navigation program is to help caregivers, and their families, cope with the myriad of challenges that come with an Alzheimer’s/dementia diagnosis, and that often continue throughout the caregiving journey,” said Elayne Forgie, President and CEO.

Recognizing that each caregiving situation is unique, the first thing that the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center does is to meet with the caregiver to begin to assess exactly what their needs are.  “There is never a charge for this visit. One of our nurses, geriatric care managers or social workers, will consult with the caregiver by telephone or in person, at our office – in The Gathering Place, or at a time and place most comfortable and convenient for them”,  Elayne Forgie stated.

This first visit is so important.  It’s an opportunity for caregivers to become comfortable sharing their fears, concerns and challenges, as well as a time to have all of their questions answered. “It’s the first step to receiving all of the care, support, guidance and professional advice caregivers need to  navigate their role as an Alzheimer’s caregiver.  We are fortunate that we are able to provide this complimentary visit to all caregivers, some of whom have not sought help previously due to financial barriers, and who can now get the dementia specific services and support  they need”,  Forgie said.

Some of the most common challenges the nurse consultants, social workers and care managers help caregivers manage include: behavioral problems such as: repetitiveness, sundowning, agitation, aggression, and wandering; safety issues; medication concerns; communication problems; confusion; suspicion, delusions and hallucinations; sleep issues; long-term care planning; and assistance with assisted living and nursing home placement. Alzheimer’s counseling and coaching services are also available.

For more information regarding the Geriatric Care Navigation™ program, contact the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center at 561-588-4545 or please visit www.AlzheimersCareResourceCenter.org  

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is the only non-profit organization in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie County dedicated strictly to meeting the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s caregiver.

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2328 10th Ave N #601
Lake Worth, Fl 33461
561-588-4545 office

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center Opens
First Location JUST for Palm Beach County Caregivers

“At the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, you no longer feel alone:  because you will no longer be alone”

(Lake Worth, FL,  January 9, 2012)  Every day, somewhere in Palm Beach County, an Alzheimer’s caregiver wakes-up and is not sure how they are going to make it through the day.

The stress that comes with being a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory impaired person is simply overwhelming.  Caregivers face a host of daily challenges with few, if any, resources available just for them.

Today, the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center: A gathering place for caregivers, opened in West Palm Beach. It is the first organization of its kind in Palm Beach County where a caregiver can go, that is solely dedicated to meeting their needs.

“Palm Beach County has outstanding memory disorder centers, neurologists, home health care providers, adult day care centers and community service organizations that do a wonderful job in meeting the needs of the Alzheimer’s patient” said Elayne Forgie President and CEO.  “Unfortunately, until now, we have not been very successful in meeting the unique needs of the Alzheimer’s/dementia caregiver”.

The Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center was specifically created to nurture caregivers and provide them with a safe environment where they can feel free to cry, laugh, share and, most of all, receive all of the help and caregiver support that they need to keep them healthy, improve their quality of life, and keep them out of the hospital.

“Being a full time caregiver can be a very lonely and stressful experience.  By the time a caregiver leaves the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center: A gathering place for caregivers they will no longer feel alone, because they will no longer be alone. We offer a wide variety of programs and services to help them manage all of the demands of caregiving in a warm, relaxed and nurturing environment”.

For more information regarding the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, please visit  www.alzheimerscareresourcecenter.com or call (561) 588-4545.

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center is to provide a supportive gathering place for caregivers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairments.

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