When Congress authorized the Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States program in 1990, no one knew how effective the program would prove to be. A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs provides you with results of the first major evaluation of ADDGS programs. Across the country, groups were able to develop specialized programs that reached traditionally underserved clients. A byproduct of many of the ADDGS programs was that they helped strengthen ties between communities and agencies, improving social services for both caregivers and people with Alzheimer's.
A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs examines:
- the profile of the average respite care user
- different challenges faced by urban and rural clientele
- how culture and ethnicity influence health care decisions
- ways to involve communities in respite care
- how understanding patterns of use makes for better program design and implementation
It is estimated that Alzheimer's will affect up to 14 million Americans by the year 2050. A New Look at Community-Based Respite Programs contains vital knowledge that you can act on now to help lay the foundations for a better future.
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