Dementia Care Services

Services for Dementia Care

   

Services for Dementia Care

   

Memory Care Centers

Residential Memory Care Facilities

In-Home Personal Care

In-Home Medical Care

Hospice Care

Adult Day Centers

Support Groups

Legal and Financial Services

Memory Screening

Rethinking Dementia Services (coming soon)


Residential Memory Care Facilities

What is residential memory care, when is it needed, how is it paid for, and how should you get started? 

What is residential memory care?

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Memory Care Centers

Here is a list of residential memory care centers in West Michigan.

Memory Care Centers

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In-Home Personal Care

What is in home personal care, and how does it differ from other services that are provided in the home?

In-Home Personal Care

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In Home Medical Care for Memory Loss and Dementia

What is in home medical care for memory loss, when is it needed, who is it for and how should you get started? 

In-Home Medical Care

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Hospice Care

What is hospice? An explanation of commonly asked questions as well as what the differences are between hospice and palliative care. 

Hospice Care

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Adult Day Centers

Adult day centers offer activities, meals, and personal care for adults who suffer from a mental or physical impairment and require supervision or assistance with activities of daily living. 

Adult Day Centers

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Support Groups

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Support groups are a safe place for people caring for a loved one with memory problems to provide encouragement and discussion with others regarding the similar things they are going through.

Support Group Overview

Current Listing of Support Groups in West Michigan

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Alzheimer's Association Greater Michigan Chapter

Supporting You Where You Are

Get the emotional support you need from anywhere in Michigan. The Alzheimer's Association of Great Michigan virtual, dial-in and in-person support groups take place from our headquarters in Metro Detroit (Southfield) to Grand Rapids to Lansing and all the way to Marquette in the Upper Peninsula. Wherever you are, we are here for you.

Support groups typically recur the same day and time every month. 

Please email them at helplinegmc@alz.org with questions, or call our Helpline at (800) 272-3900.

Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter Support Groups

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan

Don't Walk the Caregiver Path Alone

Area Agency on Aging of Wester Michigan (AAAWM) has a variety of services intended to support caregivers on their caregiving journey. 

  • Care Giver Resource Network was created to include resources in our nine county region (Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, and Osceola).  Based on the topic you ask for help with, a variety of resources will be provided to you including: service listings, support groups, podcasts, articles covering various caregiver issues, classes and events.

Care Giver Resource Network Support Group

  • Family Caregiver University provides practical education and support to caregivers in West Michigan, one class at a time. All classes are taught by community experts and are open to individuals providing care to their family members.

Caregiver Calendar of Events

Evergreen Commons

The Wellness Place

Care Services of Evergreen Commons offers a caregiver support group primarily for caregivers who care for someone with dementia. All groups have limited capacity. Individual Caregiver Support is offered on an individual basis by giving a family caregiver an opportunity to be heard, to communicate how giving care to a loved one affects them each day, and to obtain counsel and support if desired. An assessment is completed at first contact with the caregiver to determine if the caregiver is at risk for "caregiver burnout." Suggestions and resources are offered.

Evergreen Commons Caregiver Services

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Families & Friends of Aging Adults

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services presents the Families & Friends of Aging Adults Support Group. The group is designed specifically for those who are caregivers to older adults, and provides an opportunity to gather information, gain answers and grow. What to expect:

New members are welcome to join at any time. This group has resumed in-person meetings. For more information, please call Cindy or Amy from Pine Rest at 616.281.6363 Ext: 2450.

Families & Friends of Aging Adults Classes and Speakers

Mercy Health

Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences

As West Michigan’s first and most experienced memory disorders program, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences' goal is to manage all aspects of patient and caregiver needs related to memory disorders or dementia.

Our unique patient/caregiver-centered approach to care involves a specialized team that includes a physician, medical social worker, nurse practitioner, neuropsychologist and pharmacist.

Mercy Health Dementia Caregiver Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association Greater Michigan Chapter

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group: Spanish Language

For Spanish-speaking caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Typically held at Exalta Health, 2060 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, on the second Tuesday of the month. Currently meeting via phone. Call 616-459-7423 or email amramos@alz.org for meeting details.

Contact: Ana Ramos
Phone: 616-459-7423

Grupo de apoyo para cuidadores en Español del Alzheimer's Association

Para cuidadores de personas que padecen de la enfermedad de Alzheimer o demencias relacionadas. Nos reunimos en el salón de multiuso de Exalta Health, 2060 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, cada segundo Martes del mes. Debido al COVID-19, nos estamos reuniendo por teléfono. Comuníquese con Ana Ramos por teléfono al 616-459-7423 o por correo electrónico amramos@alz.org para obtener más detalles. 

Contacto: Ana Ramos 
Teléfono: 616-459-7423  


Legal and Financial Services

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Here is a list of local service providers offering financial planning, legal assistance, guardianship, and advance Care Planning.

Legal and Financial Services

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Memory Screening

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Virtual Memory Screening

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America offers free virtual memory screenings which allow individuals to receive one-on-one, confidential memory screenings from a qualified professional using their computer, smart phone or tablet. This service, which is part of AFA’s National Memory Screening Program, began during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that people could still get screened from the safety and comfort of their homes..

Screenings are done by appointment every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm (ET) and every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm (ET).  Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Virtual Memory Screenings