Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) Program
The Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) Program is based on a national award winning, evidence-based program originally funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It targets family caregivers living in Tarrant County and is run by the Alzheimer’s Association.
REACH is a six-month program, offering individualized supportive service in-home or in-office focusing on six main areas of caregiving: burden, self-care, depression, social support, safety, and problem behaviors.
The REACH Program served 495 caregivers in 2014, of which 288 were newly enrolled that year. A total of 430 of these caregivers were in Tarrant County, with 253 of them newly enrolled in 2014. With 90% of the care recipients still living in the community six months after the service began, the REACH Program exceeded its performance measure that called for at least 80% of the care recipients to still be living in the community after six months.
What Is WE HAIL Doing?
The WE HAIL Program will enable the rural counties of Johnson and Parker Counties to participate in this program. These counties have the largest population of people age 60 plus!
As of now, WE HAIL has reached over 90 older adults and caregivers.
Here are all the areas reached:
If you would like to participate in the REACH program, please contact:
Laura McEntire at the Alzheimer’s Association
This page was last modified on April 4, 2017