Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area has developed a consultation package to assist in the development of quality care respite centers.
This service includes off-site consulting, onsite consulting and a Best Practice Respite Center How-to manual. Additionally, the program prepares the client to pass the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction.
As our population ages, Alzheimer’s disease impacts a greater percentage of Americans. The numbers of people age 65 and older will more than double between 2010 and 2050 to 88.5 million or 20 percent of the population. Likewise, those 85 and older will rise three-fold, to 19 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 2013)
Outside of a cure, vaccine, or effective medication for Alzheimer’s disease, the greatest need indicated across the nation is respite care. Long term care facility costs will be prohibitive to many and will not be able to accommodate the numbers affected. Respite centers and adult day care facilities will meet these needs.
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