The Care Roundtable of The Alzheimer's Project focuses on support for
caregivers and aims to strengthen the local network of services
available to people living with dementia and their families.
Providers, experts in dementia, family caregivers, residential and day
care providers, public safety representatives, and community
organizations collaborate and meet to discuss strategies to help
improve the system of care for individuals impacted by the disease.
The Care Roundtable’s efforts are highlighted through numerous
programs in the community such as:
- The Respite Voucher Program,
faciliated by Southern Caregiver Resource
Center and Coast Care Partners,
offers relief to those caring for residents living with Alzheimer’s
disease and related dementias by providing a voucher to cover half
the cost of hiring a fill-in caregiver.
- The Take Me Home Program, headed by the San
Diego County Sheriff's Department, is a regional photo-based
information system designed to assist law enforcement during
encounters with community members who have a disability or other
limiting condition, such as dementia.
- The Alzheimer’s
Response Team (ART) Project, piloted through a public-private
partnership with Aging & Independence
Services, the Sheriff’s Department, Grossmont Healthcare
District, Sharp HealthCare, and Alzheimer’s San Diego, launched in
2018 to provide an alternative pathway for people with Alzheimer’s
disease and related dementias experiencing crisis situations.
For more information about the Care Roundtable, please contact the
County of San Diego District 2 office at: Office-(619) 531-5522 |