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Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas'

Amplify Austin Campaign
March 1-2, 2018





Amplify Austin Day is our city's annual community-wide day of online giving, this year it takes place 6:00PM March 1st - 6:00PM March 2nd. The 24-hour period provides 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.

Join our #AmplifyATX campaign to donate (on March 1-2) to respite relief scholarships or help spread the word by creating a fundraising page to support the cause! amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/alzcapitaloftexas

Being a full-time caregiver to someone with Alzheimer's can be one of the most difficult and stressful jobs imaginable. Research shows that caregivers who feel better prepared for their caregiving role handle it much better and with much more confidence. Respite provides relief to people who are caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Time away from caregiving responsibilities is essential to the well-being of caregivers. Respite care helps to reduce stress and improve the quality of life and quality of care provided by caregivers.

Details:

We will use funds raised through Amplify Austin to offer RESPITE RELIEF to those caring for people with Alzheimer's Disease.

We're aiming high -- Help us raise $20,000 to sponsor 80 individual caregivers for up to $250 worth of respite relief! We will prioritize our reach based on funding to focus on counties with a high senior population and a high percentage of individuals living below poverty lines: Bell; Hays; Travis; Robertson and Williamson Counties. However, should funding permit, we hope to be able to help as many of those who request the help. Each qualified applicant will receive $250 (if funding allows), paid directly to the service provider, facility of center of their choice.

$250 = 1 stipend for 1 caregiver

$125 = 1 overnight stay at a respite facility*

$60 = 1 day at a day care center*

$20 = 1 hour of care at home*

* prices vary depending on facility and service provider

ELIGIBILIGY 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.

Join our #AmplifyATX campaign to donate (on March 1-2) to respite relief scholarships or help spread the word by creating a fundraising page to support the cause! amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/alzcapitaloftexas

Application will be posted within the next few weeks.
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Alzheimer's Association

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