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Family Care Services
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Providing care for caregivers
and people with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia at any stage is a challenging task. The North Central Texas Chapter can make caregiving a little easier though Family Care Services. 

A telephone call to the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline connects concerned callers to trained professionals who can answer questions and offer information and referrals. The Alzheimer's Association has ready answers to many common questions and likely will follow up by sending information about education, support, medical, legal and care resources. Some callers may have their questions answered in one or more telephone calls; others may benefit from services which involve a more detailed approach to solving that family's specific problems.

Care Consultation


Care Consultations are designed to help people navigate the difficult decisions and uncertainties that persons with Alzheimer's and their families face at every stage of the disease. Care Consultants conduct assessments of need and create action plans to address the families' identified needs and concerns. Care Consultants may also provide assistance with the case management services such as assistance with Medicaid applications, veteran's benefits, home supplies, legal issues and in-home care.

To connect with a care consultant, please call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

REACH

Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health (REACH) is a caregiver skill building program. Over a six-month period, a caregiver meets one-on-one with a dementia care specialist to address issues affecting caregiver well-being such as depression, burden, stress, self-care, social support, safety and problem behaviors. This program is offered at no charge.

The program goals are to:

  • Empower the caregiver with skills and strategies for optimizing the quality of life
  • Improve overall caregiver health and decrease depression
  • Reduce feelings of stress from caregiving
  • Improve the caregiver's ability to manage troubling behavior
  • Delay institutionalization of the care recipient

REACH is made possible in Tarrant County through the United Way’s Healthy Aging and Independent Living Project. 

          

Not all callers need Family Care Services, but care consultants are available for those who do. It all begins with a telephone call to 800-272-3900 or a referral from a health care professional or partner agency.


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.