CARE & CAREGIVER PROGRAMS
LAMDA’s span of programs include direct-service group workshops with Latino family caregivers, a resource center for caregivers fully equipped with information in both English and Spanish, and training programs for healthcare institutions. Since 2008, LAMDA has facilitated over 300 workshops and trainings throughout Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Baltimore, Tampa, and Los Angeles for Latino caregivers and has provided over 50 trainings to Chicago-based healthcare institutions. Throughout its programs, LAMDA tracks the reduction in no-show rates, reduction of re-hospitalization, and number of people that seek services to care for elderly adults. The support groups that LAMDA helps start up provide healthcare institutions with a wealth of knowledge of the local needs and gaps in the community. LAMDA also tracks the number of Latino caregivers that connect to local services, such as respite care or caregiver reimbursement programs, as a result of the LAMDA’s trainings. Currently, LAMDA assesses participant needs at intake and follows up with them for up to one year to track if behavior and practice has changed. In regards to healthcare institutions, LAMDA tracks number of Latinos that the institution serves before and after training program for health promoters. LAMDA tracks up to two years to ensure continuity of outreach and services are available.
The Health Promoters Network
With the Health Promoters Network, we educate the community on Alzheimer’s, and other dementias as well as types of services available to the families. LAMDA has to date reached out to over 4,500 Latinos in more than 20 communities through face-to-face programming in New York, California, Illinois, Maryland, and Florida. The Health Promoters role is to:
- Conduct outreach and community education activities to identify families needing services
- Arrange for In Home respite care Assess, educate, support, and
- connect families to community services
The relatives of a patient with Alzheimer’s will became the victims of the disease; because there is a change in roles, and responsibilities within the family members. By culturally and linguistically support groups the family members increase their knowledge of dementia and will develop new care strategies as well as change their behaviors to avoid Depression, Stress, Isolation, and Anxiety. Eight in ten Latino caregivers care of a relative.
- A caregiver support group provides emotional, educational, cultural and social support for caregivers through regularly schedule meetings
- Groups held in person, and may also serve to raise community awareness
- Family caregivers gain an understanding of the importance of self-care
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