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Support programs

Alzheimer's Association support programs provide people with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and others affected by the disease the opportunity to exchange information as well as develop methods and skills to solve problems. Participants are also able to cultivate mutual support systems and social relationships while learning about available resources. 

Monthly Dial-In Support Group
Second Tuesdays of every month: Jan 9, Feb 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - over the phone
Call-in number: (866) 316-2054
Access Code: 8612087704# 
Pre-Registration is required. 
REGISTER HERE

Monthly In-Person Support Group
Second Mondays of every month: Jan 8, Feb 12, March 12, April 9, May 7, June 11
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Triumphant Love Lutheran Church
9508 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759
REGISTER HERE

Monthly In-Person Support
Second Wednesdays of every month (starting May 9th)
12 p.m. to 1p.m.- Lunch provided
Belmont Village West Lake Hills
4310 Bee Caves Rd. Austin, TX 78746
REGISTER HERE

FIND A SUPPORT GROUP IN THE CENTRAL TEXAS AREA
Our Support Groups are lead by facilitators who have been trained and approved by the Alzheimer's Association. Don't see a support group at the link above that works for you?
There are other non-Association groups that we may provide to you over the phone. Call us at 512.592.0990.

We are always looking for new facilitators to host support groups from a facility in their community. We offer classroom and Web-based training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living and nursing homes. Many programs allow you to earn CEUs. Learn more.

CALLING ALL SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICES
Register your business and add your services to our Community Resource Finder. 


To stay updated on support programs in the Capital of Texas area,
please sign up here.


Online support: AlzConnected® 
Connect with others online. The Alzheimer's Association message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers, and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day. Join the Alzheimer's Association online community.


The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call us toll-free anytime day or night at 1.800.272.3900.

Respite Care Support
Thank you Austin for helping us raise $8600 to help caregivers in Central Texas with respite care

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.

up to $250  = 1 stipend for 1 caregiver

$125 and up = 1 overnight stay at a respite facility*

$60 and up = 1 day at a day care center*

$20 and up = 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.
Follow us on Facebook or join our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date!
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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.