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Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas

Thank you Austin for helping us raise $8600 to provide respite funding for caregivers in Central Texas.

Application will be posted soon.

Amplify Austin Day was our city's annual community-wide day of online giving, this year it took place 6:00PM March 1st - 6:00PM March 2nd. The 24-hour period provided an easy and fun way for our entire community to give together while helping local nonprofits. We will use funds raised through Amplify Austin to offer RESPITE RELIEF to those caring for people with Alzheimer's Disease.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

- The person must have a diagnosis of dementia, and the caregiver must live in the same home as the person with dementia.

- Service must be provided in the area in which the person with dementia resides. Applicant will be responsible for identifying and selecting the company they'd like to use. The scholarship can cover the following types of respite:

  • In-home care services
    offer a range of options including: Companion services to the individual with companionship and supervised activities . Personal care or home health aide services to provide assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising. Homemaker or maid services to help with laundry, shopping and preparing meals. Skilled care services to help with medication and other medical services.
  • Adult day centers:
    Adult day centers offer a place where the person with Alzheimer's can be with others in a safe environment. Staff leads planned activities, such as music and art programs. Transportation and meals are often provided.
  • Residential facilities:
    may offer the option for a stay overnight, for a few days or a few weeks. Overnight care allows caregivers to take an extended break or vacation while the person with dementia stays in a supervised, safe environment. The cost for these services varies and is usually not covered by insurance or Medicare.

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