Call 216.408.2894 or 216.296.2414 for details. For other older adult services and supports, CLICK HERE or call 216.378.8440.
Funding for JFSA Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Caregiver Support Program is made possible by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the US Department of Health and Human Services. Care Navigators work closely with Access Jewish Cleveland, Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s central information and referral service.
This project was supported, in part by grant number 90ADPI0019-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.
A unique program designed to support individuals and caregivers.
Taking care of a loved-one who has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related disorders can cause stress and frustration. It is critical to have access to timely
information and local resources, support in creating and managing a plan of care, and respite that allows you to take a break from your caregiving responsibilities. If a loved-one is showing signs of cognitive difficulties and you suspect the cause may be Alzheimer’s or another related disorder, call JFSA. In either situation, this program can help you find solutions. Our program is designed to provide support and find the supports to help you to identify the services you need.
How It Works
You and your Care Navigator work together, along with a geriatrician and other professional staff, to develop a care plan that includes:
- Screening and assessment of your loved-one, if necessary
- Information and referrals to appropriate community services based on your loved-one’s needs, such as homecare, education about brain health and dementia, companion care, adult day support or assisted living
- Coordination of care – between medical, social services and other providers as well as communicating with families to provide support, education and peace of mind
- Respite care for you, the caregiver, if needed CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
- Learning about financial and legal options available to you
Caregiving for Special Needs Individuals
This program is also available to paid and unpaid caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related disorders.
Screening and assessments, referrals, Care Navigator, consultation with a geriatrician, and limited time respite care services are provided free of charge. Some referred services may have fees associated with them.