Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
The Family Caregiver Program provides much needed temporary respite for family members who are caring for their loved ones. Respite may be provided in the home or in a congregate setting.
Family Alzheimer’s In-Home Respite – (FAIR): The FAIR Program is designed to provide care to individuals with Alzheimer’s of related dementia which provides caregivers a needed break. FAIR program can be provided in-home or in a congregate setting.
What services are provided? A trained worker can go into the home to provide:
- A regular break for caregivers
- Stimulation and socialization for persons with dementia
- Nutritional Support
- Provide leisure activities
What are the eligibility requirements for FAIR?
- The person receiving care must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
- There must be an unpaid caregiver
- The care must be provided in West Virginia
Is there a charge for FAIR Services?
The fee for FAIR services depends upon the income of the person receiving care.
Congregate Setting – “Our Place” Adult Day Center: The Family Caregiver Program in Our Place has group respite services that give relief to unpaid caregivers, whether family member or friends. The Caregiver can drop their loved ones off at the Our Place and run errands, go to work, or simply get much needed rest. Your loved one will be in a safe, social, stimulating, and supervised environment.
“Our Place” Adult Day Center is conveniently located at 1710 Pennsylvania Avenue, in Charleston. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3 pm and local transportation is available and tours of the center can be arranged.
Respite services are available for those who need only minimal physical assistance. Days and hours are determined on an individual basis depending on the need and availability of hours of the program and staff.
Our caregivers are trained in CPR, First Aid, OSHA regulations, housebound caregiving skills, and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Family members and friends are also offered training, counseling, support, and referral services upon request.
Our clients include adults both with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias who need only minimal physical assistance and would benefit from socialization and stimulating activities to enrich their lives.
The KVSS Caregiver Day Program’s small group setting allows for increased interaction between staff and participants with emphasis on stimulating the whole person: cognitively, physically, spiritually, and socially. All programming is designed to help maintain cognitive abilities, memory enhancement and life enrichment.
Programming is based on the Best Friends Approach where clients and staff share meals, music, exercise, dance, laughter, reminiscence, socialization and community service projects.
Friends that attend “Our Place” Adult Day Center experience days full of smiles and laughter while engaging in lifelong interests along with opportunities to experience new activities. Families also tell us that their loved ones look forward to being with their friends at the center.
Family members have told us that our Adult Day Program does much more than help the caregiver and provide respite. They have reported that their loved ones seem happier, exhibit fewer troublesome behaviors, sleep through the night more frequently, and report feeling more useful by helping with community service projects and being involved in volunteer opportunities.