NY to launch Alzheimer's caregiver collaborative

Western New York launched a collaborative Jan. 1 to support Alzheimer's caregivers. Dubbed the Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, the collaborative is funded by a five year, $7.5 million state grant and will be led by Catholic Charities of Buffalo (N.Y.), according to Buffalo Business First.

The program — which will provide education resources, support groups, respite services, care consultations and family consultations — is meant to help ease the emotional and financial burdens of family members who provide billions of hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer's and dementia, according to the report.  

Catholic Charities is partnering with the Alzheimer's Association, Western New York chapter on the initiative, which also includes the following agencies:

  • Erie County Department of Senior Services
  • Allegany County Office for the Aging
  • Cattaraugus County Department of Aging
  • Chautauqua County Office for the Aging
  • Genesee County Office for the Aging
  • Niagara County Office for the Aging
  • Wyoming County Office for the Aging

 

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