PCA joins in ‘Home for the Holidays’ campaign
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) joins in “Home for the Holidays,” a national campaign led by the the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and the Eldercare Locator, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and Dementia Friendly America. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that older adults and their caregivers are aware of the many local resources available in communities around the country to support individuals with dementia.
Launched every year during the holiday season, Home for the Holidays encourages discussion of important issues affecting older Americans at a time of the year when family and friends often gather. A new consumer brochure that is the focus of this year’s campaign, “Living Well with Dementia in the Community: Resources and Support,” provides information on steps individuals can take if they suspect that a loved one may have dementia and highlights the many community services and supports available for both older adults with dementia and their caregivers.
As part of the national network of 622 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and the more than 250 Title VI Native American aging programs, providing crucial home and community-based services and supports for older adults in virtually every community in the nation, PCA is uniquely positioned to enable older adults with dementia to stay connected to their communities and informed about services that can help them remain as independent as possible.
“The programs and services we offer keep PCA on the front lines of helping older Americans live with dignity and independence in their homes for as long as possible,” said Holly Lange, PCA president and CEO. “Our participation in this national campaign reinforces the local impact of our work to ensure that older adults with dementia and their caregivers have a place to turn for support.”
Information on services including level-of-care assessments and care at home, as well as support resources, is available at pcaCares.org and by calling the PCA Helpline at 215-765-9040, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Reports of suspected abuse or neglect of a senior can be made 24/7.)
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