Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Initiative (ADCSI)

Our Core Services Funding

Funding support from the New York State Department of Health enables the Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter and partner with the Offices for the Aging to expand services offered to persons with dementia and their caregivers across the WNY region.

Care Consultations 

Care consultations are provided by trained professionals who can help caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia navigate the difficult decisions and uncertainties faced throughout the course of the disease. Care consultations are tailored to each family’s unique situation and incorporate personalized assessment, service plan development and strategies to address common concerns. The Alzheimer’s Association and the Offices for the Aging will work with you to schedule a care consultation that is best for your situation: over the phone, in-person at one of our offices, or at a location in your community.

Education

Education programs provide the necessary knowledge and information to empower caregivers of those with dementia. Our programs provide caregivers with the tools, resources and support they need to enhance overall well-being and effectively care for their loved ones. Education programs are available in all counties of Western New York.

Support Groups

Support groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. These groups offer a safe and confidential platform to help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Support groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as provide the best care for individual with dementia. Groups meet monthly in all counties of Western New York. 

Safety Services

Taking measures to improve safety can help families feel confident in their ability to provide care in their home, can help prevent injuries, and can help prepare for incidents of wandering. Contact the Office for the Aging at 800.342.9871 to schedule a safety assessment and learn about devices that may help your caregiving situation.

Respite Services

Respite provides temporary relief to those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Time away from caregiving responsibilities is essential to overall well-being and allows caregivers to refresh and recharge, reduce stress and can help ensure that those with Alzheimer’s remain at home as long as possible. Caregivers may choose the type of temporary respite care that is best for their situation. Options include in-home personal care services, social adult day programs, or consumer-directed personal assistance program. Contact the Office for the Aging to learn more about respite availability as options may vary.

Dementia caregiving isn’t easy, but reaching help is.

Reach the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 at 1.800.272.3900.

Niagara County Office for the Aging 716.438.3030