Community Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers
- The Alzheimer’s Association provides information and support to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Services include information on caregiver support groups, family caregiver training, newsletters, and a safe-return program. They also staff a 24-hour helpline: 800-272-3900. The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves the state of Delaware with a regional office in Wilmington and a branch office in Georgetown.
- The Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities can assist with questions regarding services for older Delawareans.
- CARE Delaware is a service of the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities that provides assistance for caregivers. Trained employees can help you by assessing your needs and helping you design a plan of care. They can also provide information on respite care, support groups, caregiver training, and other community resources.
- Meals on Wheels Delaware provides home-delivered meals.
- Project Lifesaver is a program offered by the New Castle County Police that helps provide a rapid response to save lives and reduce potential harm for anyone with a wandering disorder. A preprogrammed personal radio transmitter is placed on the individual and activated. If an individual is missing, the caregiver calls 9-1-1, the tracking system is initiated by police and responding emergency personnel. Teams using this program have averaged a rescue time of 30 minutes or less.
- Delaware Insurance Department.
- ElderInfo provides free health insurance counseling for people with Medicare in Delaware.
Delaware Legal Help Link, a service of Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, provides free legal services. In New Castle County, call 302-478-8850. In Kent and Sussex Counties, call 800-773-0606.
Community Legal Aid Society Inc. provides civil legal services to members of the community who have low incomes, who have disabilities, or who are age 60 and over.