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LUTHERAN HOME AWARDED $500,000 GRANT TO HELP SUPPORT CAREGIVERS OF MEMORY-IMPAIRED LOVED ONES IN RURAL AREAS

The Lutheran Home of Central New York, an affiliate of Community Wellness Partners, has been awarded $500,000 from the New York State Department of Health to expand its caregiver support programs over the next five years for rural communities with limited access to services.

Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments throughout rural areas of Northern Oneida, Herkimer, Lewis and Madison counties may qualify to participate in the Caregiver Support Program. This program is a training intervention/support group designed to enhance the quality of life for both the caregiver and the individual with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  

Caregivers who participate in this program will be offered free companion service for their loved one through the existing Helping Hands Home Companions and Active Day Social Model Adult Day Program while they attend the support group.

LutheranCare® is a multi-faceted organization in Clinton, NY, providing innovative and quality adult care programs since 1919. LutheranCare® is a member of Community Wellness Partners – a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliation of LutheranCare® and Presbyterian Homes & Services. Community Wellness Partners employs 980 and serves nearly 1,000 older adults each day throughout our continuum, which includes Home Care, Independent Living and Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, and more.

For more information about the most complete continuity of health and wellness services for older adults in Oneida County, call 315-801-5200 or visit www.communitywellnesspartners.org. For more information about LutheranCare’s Caregiver Support Program, please contact, Michele Kohl, administrator of the Lutheran Home, at (315) 235-7141 or visit www.communitywellnesspartners.org.

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