Resources

Watch this video & learn the importance of becoming a Dementia Friend.

 

See the article about Dementia Friendly Grand Rapids from Grand Rapids Magazine

 


Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan – Region 8

Resources in Your Community

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals, general public, diverse populations, and concerned friends and family, and provides referrals to local community programs and services, dementia-related education, crisis assistance and emotional support.

1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org

 

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (Information and Referral)

3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids

616-456-5664

www.aaawm.org

 

Adult Day Services:

Care for functionally impaired adults for extended hours during the day by registered and licensed nursing staff, social workers, and activity professionals. This service provides cognitive stimulation, socialization, exercise and personal care while enabling caregivers to have respite time. These Adult Day programs are funded through Older Americans Act and Kent County Senior Millage funding:

 

Hope Network Behavioral Health Services Side by Side

616-235-2910

www.hopenetwork.org

 

SarahCare Knapp’s Corner

616-364-6800

www.sarahcare.com/knappscorner

 

SarahCare Metro Village

616-530-6700

www.sarahcare.com/metrohealth

 

Caregiver Support:

Programs intended to provide assistance to caregivers in understanding and coping with a broad range of issues associated with caregiving.

 

Alzheimer’s Association (Classes/Support Groups)

www.alz.org/gcm/

616-459-4558

 

Caregiver Resource Network

3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE, Grand Rapids

616-456-5664

www.caregiversresource.net

 

Easter Seals Michigan

616-942-2018

www.easterseals.com/michigan

 

Local Diagnostic Options:

St. Mary’s Hauenstein AD & Memory Disorder Clinic, Grand Rapids

Phone: (616) 685-5050

 

Spectrum Health Adult Neurology, Grand Rapids

Phone: (616) 267-7104

 

Websites:

Rethinking Dementia Accelerating Change

www.dementiaservicesmi.org

 

Alzheimer’s disease, Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center

www.alzheimers.nia.nih.gov

Phone: 1-800-438-4380

 

Family and Caregiver Alliance, National Center on Caregiving

www.caregiver.org

 

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SERVICES, THE “2018 KENT COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES” DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING THE AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF WESTERN MICHIGAN AT 616-456-5664

 

 


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