More than 5 million Americans alone suffer from Alzheimer’s, all over age 65. Alongside these 5 million, are their 15 million unpaid caretakers– family members, spouses, friends, and other loved ones. Taking care of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s is a full-time job, exhausting physically and emotionally, but many caretakers are attempting to work to support themselves and raise their families. Orange County’s Alzheimer’s Family Center is an adult day care program, which provides a community for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, where they can live “happier and healthier lives”.
The Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) provides the professional service so necessary to the care of a dementia patient– early detection of disease, fall prevention, a professional nursing staff, and overall ongoing patient monitoring. AFC’s programs cover memory care, early-stage care, and mid-to-late stage care. Programs focus on each individual and their unique case. There is a daily fee for enrollment, but scholarships are available. Information and referral, limited case management, support groups, and educational workshops are all provided at no cost. Individual, family, and couples counseling are also available on a sliding scale basis.
Caregivers are offered service as well, as AFC recognizes the emotional, physical, and financial strain under which caregivers are placed. They offer caregiver workshops, access to legal, financial and health services, and support groups. There is a daily fee for enrollment, but scholarships are available. Information and referral, limited case management, support groups, and educational workshops are all provided at no cost. Individual, family, and couples counseling are also available on a sliding scale basis.
Above all, AFC seeks to be a “partner in caring” with their caregivers and their loved ones. They fill an important need within the community– providing the full medical care that dementia and Alzheimer’s patients need.
For more enrollment information, call 714-593-1844 or email info@AFSCenter.org. There are a number of volunteer roles to be filled at the center. Contribute through your profession as a dentist, podiatrist, or hairstylist; orchestrate bingo nights, arts and crafts, or play the night’s musical accompaniment. For more information on how to fit your talents into the AFC as a volunteer, visit this page. For more educational information on dementia and Alzheimer’s, visit http://www.alz.org/. BMR Insurance is proud to spread the word of this organization and all that it does. Call us today at 714-838-1911 for a free quote.