January 11 at 10 a.m. Develop strategies & resources for caring for an older adult. Learning what services are available in Alexandria and beyond. RSVP or call 703.836.4414 extension 110. Sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria.
Alexandria Adult Day Services Center
The Adult Day Services Center serves adults age 55 or older who need supervision during the day due to dementia, medical conditions or mental health needs. The program is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and transportation to the program is available. Daily activities include a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack; therapeutic recreation activities; medical monitoring and medication administration in a safe and secure environment.
The Center gives caregivers peace of mind knowing that their loved one is in a safe and caring environment and that their needs are being monitored and met by compassionate, professional staff. The Center’s experienced staff can provide information and referral to caregivers about other community services. Call 703.746.5676 for more information.
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
The National Capital Area Chapter serves people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their families and caregivers in the District of Columbia, suburban and Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Cherry Blossom PACE
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) provides seniors with an alternative to nursing facilities and enables them to live in their homes. Participants attending PACE receive coordinated healthcare, supportive services, and may attend a day program. PACE is also credited with improving the emotional well-being of participants.
Insight Memory Care Center
Insight Memory Care Center offers educational classes and programming for caregivers.
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
To schedule an appointment, call 703.746.3400 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Ask to speak with an intake worker. The intake worker will assist you in scheduling an appointment.
National Family Caregivers Association
National Family Caregivers Association offers tips and tools for family caregivers.
Northern Virginia Ombudsman Program
Alexandria participates in the Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program , which is operated through the Fairfax County Office of Aging. How can an Ombudsman help caregivers? An Ombudsman can:
- Advocate for improving the quality of life for persons receiving long-term care services
- Resolve complaints against long-term care providers through counseling, negotiation and investigation
- Provide information about long-term care providers to help consumers make an informed decision
- Visit residents of long-term care facilities on a weekly basis through our volunteer program
For more information, call 703.324.5861, TTY 703.449.1186 or visit fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman .
Senior Services of Alexandria
Senior Services of Alexandria provides programs and resources to foster independence for older adults and volunteer opportunities to make a real difference in our community.
Veterans Administration provides access and management of your VA benefits and health care
Virginia Alzheimer's Commission's Initiative Alzpossible
The Virginia Alzheimer's Commission's Initiative Alzpossible mission is to promote workforce development through training in person-centered, ethical dementia care and to ensure the development of a broad range of well-integrated programs, services and research designed to reduce the burden of the disease for the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.