Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent

Site: Chatham - Memory Lane

Service: Day Programs- Chatham & Wallaceburg

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Record #: CHK0107 Last Modified: 04 Sep 2014 Last Full Update: 22 Aug 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone519-352-1043
Fax519-352-3680
E-Mailjmurphy@alzheimerchathamkent.ca
Websitewww.alzheimer.ca/chathamkent
Primary ContactJana Murphy, Day Programs Manager; Phone: (Business) 519-352-1043; Fax: 519-352-3680; Email: jmurphy@alzheimerchathamkent.ca
Alternate ContactMary Ellen Parker, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent; Phone: (Business) 519-352-1043; Fax: 519-352-3680; Email: meparker@alzheimerchathamkent.ca
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameAlzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Primary ExecutiveTara Seney, Public Education Manager; Email: tseney@alzheimerchathamkent.ca
FundingProvincial - LHIN; ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Fees - for service
Description and Service Details
DescriptionAlzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent Services provided: 
 
* First Link- involves working together to link individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia to a community of learning, services and support. 
* Counselling- for those affected by Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. 
* Cognitive Testing 
* Support Groups- to share experiences and learn new coping strategies. 
* Day Programs- provide a safe and stimulating environment for those affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. 
* In-Home Respite Care Program- which helps individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. 
* Education Programs- designed to raise public awareness regarding Alzheimer's disease or related dementias and to asssist those involved in caregiving. 
* Medic-Alert Safely Home Program- to help locate individuals who are lost and return them home safely. 
* In-Home Mobility Monitor- offers a safe alternative to monitoring individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in the home. 
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Day Programs: 
 
The Day Programs, offered in Chatham and Wallaceburg are designed to provide a stimulating social environment for persons who are affected by Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. These programs provide respite for the caregiver.  
The Day Program features include:  
* A safe secure facility to minimize the risk involved when a client wander 
* An open concept floor plan, similar to a home setting 
* A wheelchair accessible environment 
* Social activities which are planned to support clients' individual needs, including art and music therapy, outings and special events 
* A nutritious lunch, as well as snacks to meet dietary needs 
* An activity calendar distributed monthly 
* VON Nursing Care Services which include: health monitoring, foot care/nail care, follow up with specific health concerns, etc. 
* VON "SMART" exercise and falls prevention program 
* Fee for service 
* Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)- The Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent 
serves as the Lead Organization for the Erie St. Clair (ESC) Local Health 
Integration Network (LHIN) Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Initiative. 
This program provides enhanced and integrated services meeting the needs of 
older adults with responsive behaviours. These behaviours are associated 
with dementia, mental health, addictions and other neurological conditions 
and includes those in the community and Long-Term Care Homes. This 
initiative facilitates seamless, interdisciplinary care for individuals with 
responsive behaviours and their caregivers consistent with the client value 
statement “I am a unique individual and I am worthy of respect, dignity and 
quality care”. 
 
Additional InformationObjectives of Programs & Services: 
* To provide the opportunity for meaningful interactions for persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. 
* To improve the quality of life for persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. 
* To help maintain a person with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in their own home for as long as possible. 
* To alleviate caregiver stress and to provide the caregiver with personal time. 
* To provide a safe monitoring system for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias living alone. 
* To help prevent elder abuse. 
* To promote awareness of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and decrease social stigma.
HoursChatham Hours: 36 Memory Lane:  
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
 
Wallaceburg Hours: 212 Elizabeth St 
Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Datesyear round excluding statutory holidays
Meetingsinitial assessment upon referral to ensure eligibility for program.
Areas ServedChatham-Kent
EligibilityAdult/ Senior; Individual suffering from Alzheimer disease or related dementia
ApplicationContact CCAC for referral to program; Self- referral, Dr. referral; Home visit/assessment by CCAC; site visit; application process; trial period of 4 weeks to ensure suitabilty to program; No waiting list
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Italian
FeesService ; Clients billed monthly fee - for the provided service. 
Site Information
Located In CommunityChatham
Address & Map
36 Memory Lane
Chatham, ON N7L 5M8
 
View MapQuest Map
IntersectionMemory Lane and Grand Ave E
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Accessible Entrance; Accessible Washrooms; Designated Parking; ramp
Other Details
Print MaterialMonthly activity calendar; Agency newsletter (quarterly); educational pamphlets/brochures available