Help for Families

Articles about help for families of Alzheimers patients

How to Choose In-Home Care

Whether you are choosing in-home care as a way to provide periodic or routine respite from caregiving duties or as a way to delay facility placement, you need to ask many questions of the agencies you are considering. These workers will be coming into your home and you want to ensure that both your needs and the needs of your loved one with dementia will be met. It is vitally important to know the right questions to ask and what type of in-home care you may need. Here are some basic issues you need to think about before signing a contract with an in-home care agency. And, before signing any contract, be sure to get a copy of the contract, read it carefully and understand its terms.

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Adult Day Services

Serving North Carolina families with professional daytime care for older adults and persons with disabilities

  • Does someone you know live alone or stay alone during the day but have a poor memory?
  • Do you want someone to share the care in helping you with an adult with mental retardation or mental illness?
  • Are you looking for a service to supplement home care for a loved one?

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Federal Agencies

National Institutes of Health

The NIH is the federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is the focal point for health research. Two of the NIH's 27 institutes and centers deal with Alzheimer's, dementia, and aging related issues.

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Area Agencies on Aging by County

The following councils or commissions support individuals in counties in Eastern North Carolina.

State Agencies

NC Department of Health and Human Services

DHHS serves 7 million North Carolinians, protecting health, fostering self-reliance and protecting the vulnerable. The following divisions within DHHS serve those dealing with dementia and/or aging issues.

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Caregiving Products

Ageless Design Inc./Alzheimer's Store - Ageless Design, a consulting, education and information company, delves into the problems the home environment presents to many older adults, recommends creative, cost-effective solutions, and then offers lists of products and how to get them. and The Alzheimer's Store - The Alzheimer's Store provides unique products and information for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. It is owned by Ageless Design.

NASCO sells unique educational and health care products, including a variety of activities for seniors and those with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.

Center for Volunteer Caregiving

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving recruits and trains volunteers from the faith community, corporations, and the community at large and matches them with elderly and disabled adults who need assistance with a variety of needs, including Alzheimer's respite care/family caregiver support, transportation, friendly visiting and occasional meal preparation, among other services. The Center extends our arms into the community. Funds are provided by Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. to assist families dealing with dementia. For more information, please call The Center for Volunteer Caregiving at (919) 460-0567 or visit their website

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Guardian Angel

A 501(C)3 non-profit supporting local Alzheimer's research and Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc.

Donations needed and appreciated.
Tax receipt available.

Visit the Guardian Angel Site
742 N. Main Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526