White Crane Wellness Center: 2006 – 2007

White Crane Wellness Center

White Crane’s Healthy Seniors and Families: Alzheimer’s Care and Support Initiative project offers specialized care, counseling, information, and referrals to individuals in an effort to address the growing incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia, as well as the associated challenges that must be confronted by seniors, families, and other caregivers.

The goal of the project is to provide a viable alternative to unnecessary or premature institutionalization for at-risk seniors with dementia and related behavioral health conditions.

Through funding for this program by the Washington Square Health Foundation, White Crane is able to implement specialized holistic Alzheimer’s and related dementia care, caregiver support services, and health training for professionals and paraprofessionals who work with older adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia.  The services offer a cost effective, community based alternative to institutionalization for seniors and their families.