DOTS PROVIDES GRANTS FOR DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY PLANS
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:05

The West Virginia Association of Counties is proud to be a part of the DOTS coalition, Dementia –Capable Outreach, Training and Support. The coalition is made up of the WV Bureau of Senior Services, WV Alzheimers Association, and many other organizations. Seven communities were awarded up to $10,000 each in June to implement plans to make their communities more dementia-capable. Later this year there will be another opportunity to apply and at least eight additional grantees will be selected. Projects selected were in Monongalia, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lewis, Mingo, Raleigh, and Randolph counties.

This is an important project for West Virginia due to our older demographics. What is a dementia friendly community?

  • Health care that promotes early diagnosis and uses dementia care best practices along the care continuum
  • Businesses with dementia –informed services and environments for customers and employ- ee caregivers
  • Dementia-friendly public environments and accessible popu- lation
  • Dementia-aware local government services, planning, and emergency responses
  • Health care that promotes early diagnosis and uses dementia care best practices along the care continuum
  • Businesses with dementia –informed services and environ- ments for customers and employee caregivers
  • Dementia-friendly public environments and accessible population
  • Dementia-aware local government services, planning, and emergency responses
  • Supportive options for independent living and meaningful community engagement
  • Welcoming and supportive faith communities Dementia-aware and responsive legal and financial planning

 
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