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Stepping into the role of caregiving can be stressful and many people need more support while providing care for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The Connections Care Consultation program provides unpaid family caregivers (18 years and over) living in King county and Snohomish county who care for an individual living in an independent setting with no-cost consultations that connect them with community resources that best meet their needs.
Grant-funded through the Family Caregiver Support Program through the City of Seattle and Snohomish County Long-term Care and Aging division, Connections can provide support in a variety of ways.
How Connections can help:
- Enhance communications between the person with memory loss, family/caregivers, and health care professionals
- Provide strategies for coping with a dementia diagnosis and disease progression
- Education to help understand Alzheimer’s dementia behaviors and how to support independence
- Planning for the future and making long-term care plans
- Strategies to maintain family and social relationships
- Support for caregivers balancing many roles and changes
What Connections provides for eligible families:
- Personalized visits in your home, our office, or a public meeting space in King or Snohomish County
- Phone consultations as the health status of you or your loved one changes, and on an as-needed basis to problem-solve and action plan
- Assessment of individual and family care needs
- Safety and environment feedback from the lens of dementia care
- Coordination of services
- Community resource referral and information
- Ongoing education and support
For unpaid family caregivers living in King or Snohomish counties
, the first step is to complete the TCARE Personal Family Caregiver Survey
which asks you to reflect on your experiences providing care and helps our Care Consultants understand your current caregiving situation. Once you have completed this survey, a Care Consultant will contact you to discuss your current needs and explore resources/support options related to caring for someone living with dementia that best suit you and your family.
If you live outside of King or Snohomish counties, or your loved one is currently residing in long-term care, you may request to speak with a Care Consultant through our 24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900.
Physicians, medical professionals and clinic staff may refer interested families/individuals to our programs and services using the Healthcare Practitioner Referral Form.
Staff from non-medical community organizations may use the Programs and Services Referral Form to make referrals.
Completed forms can be emailed to HelplineWA@alz.org or faxed to 206.363.5700.
About Connections Care Consultations
Connections is a grant-supported program in King and Snohomish counties.
King County Connections is funded by the City of Seattle Human Services Department and the local Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County, co-
sponsored by the City of Seattle Human Services Department. Snohomish County Connections is funded by the Snohomish County Family Caregiver Support Program. Community members throughout Washington and Northern Idaho may receive telephone-based care consultations from Masters-level clinicians on our Helpline at 1.800.272.3900.
The Connections program is confidential and offered at no cost. Donations
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