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81.1% of our income is spent on programs and services to support Arkansas families


OUR VISION is a world in which all persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease have the services that they need.


OUR MISSION is to provide the information and support needed so that all Arkansans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are able to live with dignity and comfort until a cure is found.


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(AHLZ-high-merz)

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Grants - Family Caregiver Support Program
for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline, Lonoke, Prairie and Monroe counties only!

Alzheimer's Arkansas Programs and Services, was awarded funds from the Older Americans Act, National Family Caregiver Support Program Title IIIE.  This funding is part of a multi-faceted grant originally awarded to CareLink (the Central Arkansas Area Agency on Aging).  CareLink passed the In-Home or Institutional Respite Services portion of their grant to Alzheimer's Arkansas for distribution throughout CareLink's 6 county area.

THIS GRANT IS NOT JUST FOR CAREGIVERS OF PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.  A CAREGIVER OF A LOVED ONE WITH ANY CHRONIC ILLNESS WHO MEETS THE QUALIFICATIONS CAN APPLY FOR THIS GRANT. 

In order to quality for this grant the following guidelines apply:

  • Patient must be 60 years of age or older.
  • Patient must live in Pulaski, Saline, Prairie, Lonoke, Faulkner, or Monroe County.
  • The patient must not receive the same type of services funded by other sources including private insurance, Medicaid, Hospice, ElderChoices, Supplemental Security Income, or Medicare.
  • Respite services must be received after approval of the application.
  • The patient must have a documented need for caregiver services (not limited to a dementia diagnosis). 
  • The amount of financial assistance that is given to one family is $500.00 per fiscal year. 

This grant can ONLY be used for Respite Care, which is defined as a short-term break for the caregiver.  Respite care may be provided in the home, adult day care center or an overnight stay on an intermittent, occasional or emergency basis in a nursing home or assisted living.

Respite Care, which offers a break for the caregiver and a change of environment for the person with dementia.  Respite care can be provided through adult day care, in-home care, or a residential care facility (assisted living or nursing home).

Adult Day Care offers a day program usually Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturdays.  There are two types of adult day care providers.  The first is a health model where a registered nurse and/or certified nurse assistants deliver the services.  The social model offers services similar to a senior center but with a more structured program of activities.  Both models usually offer noon meals and snacks.

Home Care services are provided directly in the home and may include home delivered meals, house-keeping services, sitter services, and personal care. 

Residential Care Facilities, some RCFs, depending upon space available, will admit an individual for temporary care.

For more information and to apply for this program, please contact our office (501) 224-0021 or (800) 689-6090.  You can also download (PDF) the application or download a blank respite service log (PDF).

 

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