With the COVID-19 pandemic intensifying, our clients are among the city’s most vulnerable population - individuals and caregivers struggling with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias - who face the greatest risk for serious illness or death if they are infected with the virus. Their need for support, information, referral, programs and services has never been greater.
Home care workers are unable to travel to their place of work, caregivers are confined at home, and desperate family members are cut off from visiting relatives in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. To add to this alarming situation, those affected with dementia have their daily routine disrupted with no understanding as to the reason why.
Yet, at this critical moment, when our services are most needed, we cancelled or re-scheduled our most productive spring fundraisers, including our annual Gala and a variety of sporting events. The cancellation of these events has put unexpected financial pressure on CaringKind. Through this pandemic, we are operating remotely and supporting our community with the following protocol:
- Our Helpline is operating remotely, 646-744-2900
- Support Groups are taking place via teleconferencing
- Our Social Workers and Dementia Care Specialists are providing one on one and family consultations and support via phone,
- Our MedicAlert ® Wanderer's Safety Program is enrolling individuals and providing support when someone goes missing.
- Our Understanding Dementia for Family Caregivers workshop is available on line, through a secure link. Call 646-744-2900 to enroll.
In order for us to continue to provide the vital free programs and services that are so essential to our ever-growing community, CaringKind needs your financial support now.
If you need assistance, please call our Helpline at 646-744-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.