The Finger Lakes Alzheimer’s Caregiver Institute recently expanded its services for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and/or memory loss living in Monroe County.
The expanded services include respite, so caregivers can take a break; care consultation; family consultation; support groups; health care coordination, such as accompanying patients to medical appointments; memory care wellness; peace of mind planning; social activities; and education.
It’s estimated that 76,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia in the 10-county region: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates. More than half of those with memory loss live outside of institutional care, and the majority of them are cared for by family members.
Lifespan of Greater Rochester needs volunteers to provide respite for caregivers. Respite gives caregivers a break for a few hours to take a walk, buy groceries or have lunch with a friend. Partners in Caring respite volunteers will receive training and ongoing support. This is a flexible volunteer role.
For more information, call 585-244-8400 or 844-249-7126 or visit lifespan-roch.org.