ALABAMA CARES PROGRAM

Caregivers play a vital role in helping seniors maintain their health and independence. Although caregiving is rewarding, it can have a negative impact on the health and well-being of the caregiver. Caregiving has its greatest impact on the emotional health of caregivers, particularly the caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and victims of strokes. Alabama CARES is a program designed to support family caregivers by providing training, assistance, and resources to help them take care of their loved ones while maintaining their own health. 

We strive to keep families together and to allow seniors to remain at home instead of moving to costly long-term care facilities. Funds are limited. They are used to reach those desiring to remain in their own community by providing available services. Income does not prevent a person from receiving assistance from the Alabama CARES Program; however, financial means are considered when prioritizing those most in need.

For more information or to sign up, call 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463) or email info@EastAlabamaAging.org.

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Videos for Caregivers:

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TRUALTA is an exciting new interactive eLearning platform designed especially for family caregivers and tailored to their particular caregiving journey. The TRUALTA eLearning platform is: CONVENIENT - On-demand, bite-sized content that can fit into the busy lives of caregivers. ON-DEMAND - Instant access to our content from any computer, smartphone, or tablet; completely optimized for mobile devices. PERSONALIZED - Learning preferences, unique care situations, and location-based offerings are tailored to caregiver needs. Visit https://vimeo.com/619995128 to view “TRUALTA in Two Minutes!” TRUALTA is an easy-to-use tool that provides valuable information and tools to caregivers. This system has “adapted professional-level healthcare training for the family member audience” to help caregivers manage difficult situations and behaviors. Caregivers select topics of interest to them, but have access to hundreds of learning modules— with more added each month. Topics include: cognitive decline and dementia, personal care, challenging behaviors, safety, and caregiver wellness—just to name a few! TRUALTA also has online support groups available. These run in 4 week events and you pick the schedule that works best for you. You can choose to sign up for groups where you use your camera or you keep yourself private. The Alabama Cares program of East Alabama has made TRUALTA available at no cost to you. If you’re ready to enroll or would like to learn more, please contact Candace Brooks at 256-237-6741 or candace.brooks@earpdc.org

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