Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may be the greatest challenge many will face in life.
The E.A. Robert's Alzheimer's Center is the first day center in South Alabama specifically for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Located at 169 Mobile Infirmary Blvd. on the campus of Mobile Infirmary the Center's primary goal is to help those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia while offering resources, support and relief to caregivers. The following services are provided at the E.A. Roberts Alzheimer’s Center:
The staff includes a registered nurse, an office coordinator, a program coordinator, program assistants, students and volunteers, all specifically trained to care for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Admission to the program requires a dementia diagnosis by a physician. Once a referral is made, the patient is evaluated and a care plan is developed with the assistance of the family. The center is currently open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Recently, a committee was formed to discuss the creation of a “Making More Happy Days” initiative in honor of the late Harry A. Luscher, Jr., M.D., who practiced medicine at Mobile Infirmary and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. His wife, Camille is passionate about spreading the message about the first-class services and resources at the E. A. Roberts Alzheimer's Center and expanding services to include Saturday services.
Many caregivers utilize the services of the E.A. Roberts Alzheimer’s Center so they can continue to work and provide for their loved ones. In many cases, an Alzheimer’s patient is unable to be left alone. The majority of caregivers work a full time schedule and juggle other family obligations so the center provides needed relief.
Currently, the center is not operating at maximum capacity of 50 participants per day. The addition of Saturday services provides these dediciated caregivers with needed down time to help them cope with the responsibilities and stresses of caring for a loved one with this disease.
Did you know?
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
In 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $216 billion.
Nearly 15% of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia are long-distance caregivers.
In 2013, Alzheimer’s will cost the nation $203 billion. This number is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion by 2050.
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E.A. Roberts Alzheimer's Center
169 Mobile Infirmary Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36607