(10/02/2006)
The Calhoun County Committee on Aging (CCCOA) has a new program, funded through the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Family Alzheimer's In-Home Respite or (FAIR) can provide up to eight hours per week of respite care for individuals with dementia, giving caregivers time to grocery shop, get a haircut, run errands, visit friends, or just take a nap.

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia is stressful, and caregivers need a regular break.

Respite care has long been needed in Calhoun County, and CCCOA is grateful to the 2006 West Virginia Legislature for appropriating funds to establish this Alzheimer's respite program.

FAIR is fee-based on a sliding scale, depending on household income. For more information, please call Kathy Badgett R.N. at 354-7017.

Alzheimer's disease is not fair. Helping families who deal with it every day is.


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