Caregiver and Family Assessments
Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands
Caregiver and Family Assessments
Do you feel overwhelmed when caring for your loved one with dementia?
Few things are as stressful as trying to find help. Do you need help planning and preparing for the future? We can help! Talking about concerns and developing a plan can help family members meet the challenging needs of being a caregiver. Our trained professional staff are available to provide a range of consultation services to help you and the members of your family.
Care consultation is a service provided by trained professionals to the caregiver and family members which incorporates personalized assessment, service plan development, trouble-shooting and periodic updates. It considers and incorporates patient and caregiver needs, resource management, continuity in care, and linkages to community services. Care consultation includes education and support tailored to the individual caregiver and/or family members. Family consultation a service provided by trained professionals which offers an opportunity to bring caregivers and family members together to discuss issues of common concern, strategies to address them, and the opportunity to learn together in a safe facilitated forum.
These services are available to caregivers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties to assist with meeting the needs of the person with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and to provide supports and services to you throughout the process.
Our trained professionals are available anytime or place to assist you and your family in planning for the future, linking you to community resources, give you information about your loved ones condition, and refer you to other services that you may need. In addition, they will be a support to you; no matter what stage of the disease your loved one is in.
Consultations are done in the caregivers home or at another location in the community that is convenient for you and your family. Our staff will also inform you of the additional free services that our program has to offer.
The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands is here to help you every step of the way!
Opportunities to Participate in Clinical Research Study
While Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating to patients, families, and their caregivers, clinical trials are looking at new ways to fight this disease and are great opportunities to participate and make a difference.
Hope Through Research
The Rethink-ALZ trial is now open to qualifying participants. The trials last for 52 weeks. If you enroll into this trial, you will receive either the oral study drug or placebo twice a day. A placebo looks like the study drug but has no impact on the person taking it. There is no cost to the patient to participate in the Rethink-ALZ trial or for any of the study-related procedures. No hospitalization is required. If you or a loved one are interested in participating in one of these studies, the following criteria must be met:
- Be ages 50 to 87 years old.
- Be diagnosed with, or have a suspected clinical diagnosis of, Alzheimer’s disease.
- Have a gradual change in memory for six months or more.
- Have a family member or loved one who can be available as a study partner during the entire study.
- Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have had a previous COVID-19 infection.
Other criteria will apply.
Paving a Better Future
Agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia can be difficult to manage and can be very challenging for patients and their loved ones. The ASPECTTM clinical research study is evaluating an investigational drug for agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia and participants are needed. Participants will not have to pay for the study drug (the investigational drug or placebo), study supplies, study visits, or study tests. Health insurance is not required. To be eligible, participants must:
- Be between the ages of 50 and 90.
- Have a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s dementia.
- Have moderate-to-severe agitation that interferes with their daily life.
- Have a reliable caregiver who is able to comply with all study procedures
.Other criteria will apply.