Foundation / Corporation
Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging
04/06/18 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to southwestern Connecticut adult day centers serving individuals with irreversible and deteriorating dementia of the Alzheimer’s type in Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.
Funded adult day centers must be serving individuals with irreversible and deteriorating dementia of the Alzheimer's type (e.g. Alzheimer's Disease, Pick Disease & Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Frontal Lobe and Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type). Clients must have had a sufficient medical evaluation to rule out unrelated conditions such as depression, TBI, multiinfarct disease, alcoholism, or drug interaction.
Clients will be expected to have a physician with whom the center can work and who will certify by letter that he or she has done an appropriate medical work up and that the patient's diagnosis is an irreversible and deteriorating dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Documentation to that effect should be on file at the funded adult day center.
Each adult day center must provide comprehensive services appropriate for Alzheimer's and/or Alzheimer's type clients. Services provided minimally must include but not be limited to: exercise, nutrition, health monitoring (blood pressure screening, elimination patterns, etc.), the availability of licensed nursing supervision (appropriate care plan, assistance with medications, general nursing care), active and passive recreation, grooming, hygiene, transportation, activities designed to maximize the individual's cognitive and functional ability.
In addition, centers will be expected to provide caregiver support in the form of maintaining a regular link with a caregiver support group, family counseling, and/or training for family members or other caregivers.
Centers are required to submit proof of certification by the Connecticut Association of Adult Day Centers.
The center must be able to provide assurances that:
- The staff are appropriately qualified and/or licensed professionals who can provide supervision of aides and the professional services needed by Alzheimer's Disease patients, and
- That aides hired under these grants will be given appropriate training in both physical care of and methods of interaction with the Alzheimer's patients. Types of training may include in-service instruction, on-the-job training, and/or interaction with support groups.
The aides hired with these funds will work in conjunction with professional staff who will provide the skilled care that clients need. The type of tasks an aide would be expected to perform under appropriate supervision may include: assisting clients from the transportation vehicle to the center, removing outerwear, taking attendance, providing light snacks, feeding, toileting, assisting clients to ambulate, supervising passive recreation, monitoring wandering, and assisting professional staff in providing reality orientation or motivational therapy.
Aides funded under this grant may be full or part-time, may work for less than a full day or less than 5 days per week. Each position requested will be evaluated based on its appropriateness for the center involved (current staffing patterns, etc.), the number of Alzheimer's victims served, and the proposed cost in relation to the benefits obtained. In the event that an insufficient number of qualified applications are received from a given region, funds may be transferred to another region where they can be effectively utilized.
The funds may be used to pay the salary, fringe benefits and training costs related to increasing services to Alzheimer's victims. For the purpose of this program it is assumed that each aide hired will enable the center to care for three Alzheimer's victims. Funding from this grant is expected to pay only the extra costs that are caused by the nature of these clients’ ailment not the entire cost of providing day care to these clients. Centers will be expected to obtain funding for the regular cost of care from traditional sources e.g., client or family payments, government per diem, local government support, private nonprofit grants etc.
In cases where the prevailing wage rate is higher than the program can support, the adult day center must absorb any additional costs associated with higher salaries and fringes. The wage rate for an aide position funded under this proposal should be comparable to the current rate for equal positions within the respective community. The fringe benefit rate should be comparable to the average rate of the subgrantee agency or municipality but shall not exceed 26%.
GrantWatch ID#: 142195
The grant period is from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications should be sent to:
Gretchen James, Grants Manager
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging, Inc.
1000 Lafayette Boulevard
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Telephone: (203) 814-3620
USA: Connecticut: Fourteen town area of southwestern Connecticut (Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton).
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