The Grant-Funded Initiative Promotes Independent Living for Alzheimer’s Patients and their Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Community Care, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and providing community-based, family-centered care for patients and their caregivers living with neurocognitive disorders, has received a Palm Beach County grant to offer MapHabit at no cost to a limited number of families in Palm Beach County for one year.
MapHabit is an online program that provides tools and knowledge to promote independence and improve quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. MapHabit offers a range of features including customizable schedules and audio-visual prompts for accomplishing daily tasks as well as interactive activities to improve cognitive skills.
“The more independence a patient has with daily activities translates to less stress and burden on their family caregivers, improving quality of life for both,” said Dr. Karen Gilbert DNP MS RN Alzheimer’s Community Care Vice President, Education & Quality Assurance
For more information or to sign up for MapHabit, call Alzheimer’s Community Care’s Education Department at (561) 683-2700.
You can learn more about the program at www.maphabit.com/acc.
About Alzheimer’s Community Care
Alzheimer’s Community Care was founded in 1996 by a group of local residents in Florida who were concerned about the growing number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders. Based in West Palm Beach, Alzheimer’s Community Care is dedicated to promoting and providing community-based, family-centered care for patients and their caregivers living with neurocognitive disorders, through the belief, where there is help, there is hope. Today, Alzheimer’s Community Care is the largest provider of community-based, dementia-specific services in Florida. For more information, visit: www.alzcare.org.