Purpose: The Care Assistance Program (CAP) of the Alzheimer’s Partnership serving over 20 South Shore communities provides matching funds for short term respite care to benefit people with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders and their family caregivers. The program is intended to relieve the physical and emotional stress of the family caregiver, who must cope with around-the-clock care of a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, and provide a person with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder with a health social intervention that will maximize their abilities. CAP enables and encourages these caregivers to seek help and assistance to enable continuing to be an effective care partner. The program is intended to give care partners the much needed opportunity to replenish their energies through personal pursuits, health care, and family or social activities.
This is an amazing opportunity for caregivers and from what I’ve been told, one that not many know about. Caregivers spend so much time caring for others, they don’t have time and often financial resources to take care of themselves. This grant helps. If you or someone you know is caring for an Alzheimer’s patient who lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts, please pass this information along. Caregivers need care, too!
For more information about the Alzheimer’s Partnership of the South Shore contact:
The Alzheimer’s Partnership South Shore
P.O Box 336, Pembroke, MA 02358