viernes, 25 de septiembre de 2015

Alzheimer's Specialized Supportive Services awards announced

September 25, 2015

Awardees announced for 2015 Alzheimer's Disease Initiative: Specialized Supportive Services

$10 million to fill gaps in dementia-capable, long-term services and supports
in 10 states for the next 3 years

About 5.2 million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease today, and we expect a 40% increase in the coming decade. Most long-term care is provided by unpaid caregivers, usually family members, who will benefit from this program. 
The cooperative agreements announced today will fund:
  • Improvements to services to people with dementia who live alone; 
  • Services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities (and their caregivers);  
  • Assistance for people with moderate to severe impairment from dementia; and 
  • Behavior management training and expert consultations to caregivers.
ACL will distribute up to $10,382,537 among these 11 organizations:
Alzheimer’s Community Cares, Inc. (Florida)
Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, Inc. (Michigan)
Alzheimer’s Association - San Diego Chapter (California)
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (Delaware)
Florida Atlantic University (Florida)
Greenville Health Systems (South Carolina)
Orange County Department on Aging (North Carolina)
Seven Hills Rhode Island, Inc. (Rhode Island)
United Way of Tarrant County (Texas)
University of Hawaii (Hawaii)
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (Virginia)

Funds for these awards are provided by the 2015 Prevention and Public Health Fund, part of the Affordable Care Act. Read more here.

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