Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Funds Area Agency on Aging

area agency on aging logoAre you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or memory impairment and feel like you need a break? Help may be available!

Florida’s Alzheimer ‘s Disease Initiative (ADI) provides services to meet the changing needs of individuals 18 years of age and over and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and similar memory disorders. Help may be available to provide respite services for those with the greatest need.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative provides caregiver respite services and support. ADI respite includes in-home and in facility-based services at Adult Day Care Centers. Individuals receive respite and support services, including case management; specialized medical equipment, services, and supplies; and caregiver counseling, support groups, and training.

Alzheimer’s respite care is meant to be a temporary relief from caregiving for families of adults with special needs. Respite care usually lasts a few hours, on a one-time basis, although special cases may provide extended care. Respite services may include home delivered meals, medication management and personal care, allowing the caregiver a brief time away from their loved one.

The Area Agency on Aging’s mission is to “promote, support and advocate for the independence, dignity and wellbeing of seniors, adults with disabilities, and those who care for them in a manner that values diversity, reflects the communities we serve and embraces the collaboration of the aging network.”

Please call Your Aging and Disability Resource Center’s
Helpline at 866-684-5885