About AoA Alzheimer's Program
Alabama Department of Senior Services,
$350,000 - to develop a system of
care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease including providing training
to long term care providers, public education and community-based
care services. Includes the development of a Leadership Institute
for Long Term Care, and volunteer care teams to expand community-based
Alaska Department of Administration,
Commission on Aging, Juneau, AK, $222,973 -
to address local, regional and state needs of persons with Alzheimer’s
and their caregivers living in isolated communities with high concentrations
of low-income and Alaskan Native families. Special focus is on
developing flexible, culturally sensitive models of adult day care
and group respite effective in minority and highly rural communities.
Arizona Department of Economic Security,
Division of Aging and Community Services, Phoenix, AZ,
$300,000 - to increase the availability and use of respite care,
especially among Native American, Hispanic, and rural populations.
Also to expand and develop culturally sensitive and linguistically
appropriate programs and materials for caregivers of persons with
Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division
of Aging and Adult Services, Little Rock, AR,
$368,025 - to develop models of assistance for persons with Alzheimer’s
and their caregivers who live in rural areas of Arkansas. The project will
focus on developing facility-based respite, providing dementia training
for adult day care staff, and increasing the number of people who access
adult day and respite services.
California Department on Aging, Sacramento,
CA, $350,000 - to develop a system of
dementia care for Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Los Angeles and San
Francisco Bay area. The system will develop and provide culturally and
linguistically competent educational, social, and supportive services for
dementia-affected persons and their families.
Florida Department Of Elder Affairs,
$350,000 - to develop the Support Through Alzheimer’s Relief Systems (STARS)
program to coordinate and develop resources, target culturally under served
and rural Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, conduct a culturally appropriate
awareness campaign through faith-based institutions, develop a multi-cultural
Alzheimer’s volunteer resource network, and establish a regional caregiver
Illinois Department Of Public Health,
$325,231 - The Illinois Rural and Limited English Proficiency Populations
Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Project will target rural and limited
English proficiency elderly populations to expand and build on existing
systems to coordinate and integrate services for persons with Alzheimer’s
Disease (AD) and their families. State funded regional AD assistance centers,
the Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly, and an Alzheimer’s Association
chapter will collaborate on the project.
Indiana Division Of Disability, Aging And Rehabilitative
Services, Bureau Of Aging And In-Home Services, $300,000 - The Indiana
Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Grants to States Project will enhance
attendance, provide educational resources and training for staff and program
materials for consumers at Adult Day Services and develop a voluntary electronic
respite service using in-home video-monitoring of persons with Alzheimer’s
Disease. The project will also focus on rural and low-income populations,
and develop culturally sensitive educational materials for consumers.
Iowa Department of Elder Affairs, Des Moines,
IA, $349,009 - to increase access to and use of community-based support
services using a nurse care managed delivery system for persons with Alzheimer’s
disease and related dementia’s. Focus is on improving the service delivery
system and making the community-based long term care system more "dementia
Maine Department of Human Services, Bureau
of Elder and Adult Services, Augusta, ME, $255,000 - to integrate dementia-specific
services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers into
its long-term care system. Models will be developed to serve people with
dementia who are enrolled in a rural Medicaid-coordinated/managed care
demonstration program while incorporating mental health services for people
Maryland Department Of Aging, $266,943
- The Maryland Alzheimer’s Disease Demonstration Project will expand the
number of rural providers of dementia-competent care through developing
microenterprises, or small businesses owned by low-income entrepreneurs.
Work with faith-based providers will also be included in these efforts.
In addition, the Project will implement a consumer-directed respite care
model to improve the responsiveness, efficiency and quality of care for
people with dementia and their families.
Massachusetts Executive Office Of Elder Affairs,
$350,000 - The Springfield Multicultural Alzheimer’s Services Project (SMAS)
will provide access to appropriate information and services for Springfield’s
Latinos and African Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families
through multiple community and faith-based organizations.
Minnesota Board on Aging, St. Paul, MN,
$270,061 - to develop at least five model community-based service projects,
train home and community-based direct care workers in culturally appropriate
approaches to dementia care, and to develop a community advocates resource "point
of contact" in every county.
Missouri Department Of Social Services, Division
Of Aging, $350,000 - The Missouri Coalition Demonstration Project will
deliver direct services to persons challenged by Alzheimer’s disease and
related disorders by creating and refining communication routes to extend
services to diverse families throughout all areas in the state.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services,
Division of Aging and Disability Services, Lincoln, NE, $265,980 -
to test a consumer-directed approach to serving persons with mild to moderate
forms of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and their families.
The project will use consumer-directed services, in combination with care
management services provided through an Area Agency on Aging, to enable
consumers to decide about care for themselves and their family members.
Nevada Division for Aging Services, Las Vegas,
NV, $350,000 - to target under-served Native American, Hispanic and
rural populations with dementia with telemedicine and caregiver training.
Consumer directed care for persons in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and
for those under age 65 who do not qualify for other forms of assistance
will also be a focus of this project.
New Hampshire Department of Health & Human
Services, Division of Elderly and Adult Services, Concord, NH, $250,315
- to expand and improve dementia-capable adult day and respite care services
in rural communities. Also to improve access to services for minority populations
through the development of culturally and linguistically competent services.
Improve access and use of community-based services by persons with dementia
by expanding the current home and community-based care system.
New Mexico State Agency on Aging, Santa Fe,
NM, $350,000 - to expand personal care, adult day care and in-home
respite services in a culturally appropriate way to address the needs of
Hispanic and Native American populations. This project will also develop
a culturally competent telemedicine approach for use in rural areas of
North Carolina Department Of Health And Human
Services, Division Of Aging, $350,000 - The Caregiver Alternatives
to Running on Empty (C.A.R.E.) project will implement a family consultant
service to improve the access, choice, use and quality of respite services
and identify gaps and barriers in the existing North Carolina home and
community-based care system. The project will target rural and minority
Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs,
Providence, RI, $231,000 - to develop a model of consumer-directed
respite care, with a focus on care provided by and for minority elders.
This project will also demonstrate a model of workforce development and
develop an acuity-based assessment process for Alzheimer’s affected families.
Tennessee Commission On Aging, $350,000
- The Alzheimer’s Respite Services Demonstration project will provide assistance
to minority and low income groups and their caregivers. The project will
also explore Internet use in assisting families of persons with Alzheimer’s
Disease and caregivers. The experience of this demonstration will be adapted
and replicated throughout Tennessee, thereby improving the responsiveness
of the existing home and community based systems of care.
Texas Department of Human Services, Austin,
TX, $349,860 - will develop a culturally and linguistically appropriate
assessment process and system of care for Hispanic families who live in
the San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley areas. Direct care service gaps will
be addressed through development of culturally competent respite and adult
Vermont Department of Aging and Disabilities,
Waterbury, VT, $350,000 - to improve the capacity of Vermont’s adult
day centers to deliver dementia-specific care, to develop support services
for individual with early-stage dementia, and to increase early detection
of dementia. A special focus is on developing services in rural areas and
for low-income individuals.
Virginia Department for the Aging, Richmond,
VA, $350,000 - to develop new models of care for persons with Alzheimer’s
through holistic demonstration models which will address the service and
health care and the persons emotional and spiritual needs. Certified nursing
assistants will receive education and training in effective methods of
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services,
Bureau of Aging and Long Term Care Resources, Madison, WI, $350,000
- to create a Dementia Service Network to improve access to diagnosis,
treatment and services for minority and underserved families. The Network
will expand a service credit bank to provide adult day care, respite, and
other community-based long-term care services. New Crisis Response Teams
will address abuse of persons with dementia.