Memory Care at Home2021-07-16T15:18:30-04:00
Memory Care at Home

About Memory Care at Home

Are you a caregiver for your spouse, mother, father, grandparent, or someone near to you with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia?

HCS Memory Care at Home is here to provide support for your family member and respite for you.

You are providing care for someone you care about? Are you taking care of yourself?

Memory Care at HCS provides a three-hour block of respite time each week for those who are caring for a family member or someone in their household. Care is provided by a licensed nurse assistant (LNA) who has received special training in dementia care.

LNAs offer meaningful activities to engage the person with dementia while the caregiver takes a break to do errands, have lunch with friends, or just have some restful “me” time.

What does Memory Care at HCS offer?

A registered nurse works with you as the primary caregiver to design a plan of care that will be engaging, stimulating, and enjoyable for your family member. LNAS will provide activities such as:

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?2021-07-08T16:30:56-04:00

Primary caregivers for someone in their household with dementia are eligible for respite time.

How much respite is available?2021-07-08T16:30:23-04:00

Respite is available for up to a three-hour block once a week. Weekend and evening times are available.

What is the cost of the program?2021-07-16T15:19:51-04:00

Thanks to the generous support of donors and grants, we are able to provide Memory Care at Home on a sliding scale basis.  Upon enrollment in the program, we will ask for income information, and in some cases, there may be no charge for the program.

How can I participate?2021-07-08T16:31:18-04:00

Call the Memory Care at Home program at HCS at 603-352-2253. The nurse program manager will discuss the service with you and determine if this program can meet your needs.

Who provides the service?2021-07-08T16:31:38-04:00

Respite care in the home is provided by experienced, licensed nurse assistants (LNAs). LNAs are overseen by a registered nurse; all staff in the program receive special dementia care training.

What activities are provided during respite home visits?2021-07-08T16:32:46-04:00

A registered nurse works with you as the primary caregiver to design a plan of care that will be engaging, stimulating, and enjoyable for your family member.

Other Resources and Supports

We are grateful for support from the 100+ Women Who Care Cheshire County and the Mascoma Savings Bank for their assistance in launching Memory Care at Home.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

“I am over the moon excited. In the past 14 months, I have had to be here 24/7 caring for my husband. Now I have three hours to see friends, get a massage, and do things for me!”
“As a caregiver, I haven’t been able to go out to have supper with my husband for a year. It felt so nice to be able to do that yesterday!”

“You’ve got to clone Kim. She does wonders!”

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