Training For Older Adults and Caregivers

WE HAIL works with partner agencies to provide resources in order for you to stay independent and healthy. These programs are offered free or charge either in the home or at community locations.

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Dementia Education Podcasts

Audio and video podcasts provide information about caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and cover a range of topics, from managing behaviors, communication, and legal and financial considerations. Podcasts are available through James L. West Alzhiemer’s Center and Plaid for Women.

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Contact: Jaime Cobb at James L. West Alzheimer’s Center

Email: jcobb@jameslwest.org

Phone: (817) 877-1199

 

United Way’s Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC)

The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) works with local organizations to develop and provide services that benefit older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. They are part of United Way of Tarrant County and receive funding from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. They offer benefits counseling, long-term care ombudsmen (specially trained advocate), nutrition programs, and caregiver services. United Way has a live well initiative, addressing the health issues of the aging population by providing screenings, educational sessions, caregiver support sessions, counseling, and transportation.

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Phone: (817) 258-8000

 

Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH)

This award-winning caregiver support program is dedicated to people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia at home. It provides specialized, one on one education and counseling that allows them to be more effective, get additional support, and stay healthy in their important role as caregiver. REACH is provided through the Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas.

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Contact: Susanna Luk-Jones at the Alzheimer’s Association

Email: susanna.luk-jones@alz.org

Phone: (817) 336-4949

 

Stress Busters Program

The Stress Busters Program provides support for family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Stress Busting Program meets for nine weeks in a small group setting that teaches: stress management techniques, relaxation and coping strategies, and problem solving. This program is available through James L. West Alzheimer’s Center.

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Contact: Jaime Cobb at James L. West Alzheimer’s Center

Email: jcobb@jameslwest.org

Phone: (817) 877-1199

 

HomeMeds Medication Management Program

Case managers provides in-home, medication reviews and a pharmacist recommendation to improve safe medication use.  This is especially important when for persons taking more than one medication, for persons experiencing falls, or after hospitalization. This service is provided through Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, Inc.

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Contact: Sherry Simon at Meals on Wheels

Email: ssimon@mealsonwheels.org

Phone: (817) 258-6427

 

Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE) Program

The Seniors Assisting in Geriatric Education (SAGE) Program helps students learn to interact with older adults, to understand their conditions, and to help them keep a quality of life, dignity, and independence. Senior volunteers share their life history, thoughts, and wisdom with the students. Over a two year span, the students visit the senior volunteers 6 times, providing them with free blood pressure checks, limited physical exams, nutritional assessments, home-safety assessments, cognitive assessments, and medication reviews. This program is available through UNTHSC’s Reynolds IGET-IT Program and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Contact: Neika Nowamooz at UNT Health Science Center

Email: Neika.nowamooz@unthsc.edu

Phone: (817) 735-0289

 

A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Workshops

Feel more confident about managing falls, learn ways to reduce falls, and improve your strength and balance. In this highly interactive workshop, participants learn practical strategies to overcome their fears and reduce their risk of falling.  The workshops are conducted over eight sessions, meeting weekly or twice weekly for two hours each session. Workshops are held at various senior centers and other community locations. Workshops are provided through Senior Citizen Services of Tarrant County, Inc.

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Contact: Christina Bartha at Senior Citizens Services

Email: cbartha@scstc.org

Phone: (817) 413-4949

 

Nutrition and Diabetes Program

Our dietitians meet clients diagnosed with diabetes or with a high propensity to develop diabetes in their home to educate about ways to better manage the disease to improve their health status and avoid further health crisis. This program has received one state award and two national awards, including the 2009 most innovative program by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. This service is provided through Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, Inc.

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Contact: Sherry Simon at Meals on Wheels

Email: ssimon@mealsonwheels.org

Phone: (817) 258-6427


Resources

Tarrant County Organizations

  • Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. They provide helplines, support groups, comprehensive online resources, clinical study information, and more!

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  • James L. West Alzheimer’s Center is dedicated to the care of people living with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Their mission is to assist the whole family from diagnosis to end of life, would engage in meaningful research, and would share its knowledge with the community at large.

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  • Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County provides home-delivered meals, professional case management, and other needed items or services straight to your door.

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  • Senior Citizens Services offers free programs to help you connect and stay active, healthy and in control of your life. They also provide nutritious meals in thirty senior centers with the support of community partners and offer volunteer services for you to share your experiences, talents, and skills in service to others. They also offer a transportation program to help you gain access to community resources, including meals, grocery shopping social activities, and access to the local pharmacy.

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State & National Organizations

  • Aging and Disability Resource Centers: The Aging and Disability Resource Center Program (ADRC) serves as single points of entry into the long-term supports and services system for older adults and people with disabilities. Sometimes referred to as a “one-stop shops” or “no wrong door” systems, ADRCs address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to find needed information, services, and supports. Through integration or coordination of existing aging and disability service systems, ADRC programs raise visibility about the full range of options that are available, provide objective information, advice, counseling and assistance, empower people to make informed decisions about their long term supports, and help people more easily access public and private long term supports and services programs.
  • Area Agencies on Aging: The Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (AAATC) works with local organizations to develop and provide services that benefit older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers. We are part of United Way of Tarrant County and receive funding from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
  • Alzheimer’s Association National: The Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
  • National Council on Aging: The National Council on Aging is a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. They partner with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to provide innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy.

This page was last modified on June 13, 2017