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.
Dementia-Friendly Activities Toolkit: Families and caregivers
play a critical role in helping people with dementia to stay
engaged. This toolkit includes activities and resources that support
the needs of people living with dementia and make it easier for them
to remain engaged in pleasurable and interesting activities. When
using this toolkit, remember to be flexible with the activities and
adjust as needed. Track what works and doesn’t work to improve your
next activity. Use and share this toolkit in your community:
If you are taking care of a loved one or someone is caring
for you, this handbook will help. It is designed both as a road map
and document file for your journey. We are proud to present our
latest edition, click on the following link to access the handbook
in various languages.
For more information about the Care Roundtable, please contact the
County of San Diego District 2 office at: Office-(619) 531-5522 |