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Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County
The Caregiver Relief Program began in 1992 as a mission project to educate the community about dementia and Alzheimer's care. The program offers free nursing care to families of persons suffering with memory loss and their caregivers. The mission of the organization is to provide a balance of physical, social, emotional, and spiritual care, which will enhance the quality of life for both the caregiver and their loved one with dementia. This grant will fund a portion of the nurse's salary and will support respite care vouchers. Of the 120 persons served on a regular basis, 80%(96 clients) will report better understanding of symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and a better understanding of family caregiving with a focus on improving safety in the home. 80% of the 120 clients (96) will note that they have reduced caregiver burnout-by securing at least one out side source of respite care.