Alzheimer's Association, South Carolina Chapter

Service(s)

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    Information and Referral

    We offer information on a variety of topics related to Alzheimer's and related dementias, such as disease stages, common behaviors, warning signs, getting a diagnosis, effective communication, clinical trial opportunities, safety considerations, care settings, legal and financial planning, caregiver respite and more. Our informed staff can make referrals to helpful community resources.

    Hours of Operation

    Available 24/7 at 800-272-3900

    Counties Served
    • Statewide
    Interpreter Line Available for Callers
    Yes
    Types of Fees
    • Free
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    Caregiver Support

    There is no one-size-fits all formula when it comes to Alzheimer's and dementia care. Needs change at different stages of the disease and each family's situation is unique.

    We have information to help caregivers find care, cope with changes and address common behaviors. The Alzheimer's Association offers no-cost care consultation for caregivers, both in-person and over the phone. Through one-on-one consultation, we help persons with Alzheimer’s and their families to maximize the care they receive and navigate difficult situations.

    Caregiver support groups are also offered at no cost across the state to help caregivers cope and better understand the disease process. These groups are free, confidential and open to anyone helping to care for someone with dementia. View our support group listings by county at http://alz.org/sc. When arranged in advance, our chapter can pay for a sitter to help family caregivers attend meetings up to twice a month. Please call 800-272-3900 to learn more about support group sitter service.

    Counties Served
    • Statewide
    Interpreter Line Available for Callers
    Yes
    Types of Fees
    • Free
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    Respite Care Payment Assistance

    The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Respite Program can provide financial assistance to dementia caregivers, giving them a much-needed break by helping them arrange short-term care through in-home care, adult day care centers, or short-term residential care. This program is funded by the SC Department of Mental Health and administered in partnership with the SC Area Agencies on Aging. To learn how to apply, call 800-272-3900.

    Counties Served
    • Statewide
    Intake Procedure

    Physician Statement of Dementia Diagnosis, and completed application is required, including a page that a physician must sign indicating a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or another dementia.

    Interpreter Line Available for Callers
    No
    Types of Fees
    • Free
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    Training Programs

    Whether you have general questions about memory changes or you find yourself in the thick of caregiving, we have education programs to equip and inform you.

    Throughout the state, we offer conferences and workshops for family caregivers and professionals. Our  most common workshop offerings include:
    The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s
    Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
    Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
    Effective Communication Strategies
    Legal and Financial Planning
    Dementia Conversations (driving, doctor visits, etc)
    Understanding and Responding to Behaviors
    Living with Alzheimer’s
    First Responder Training

    To find an upcoming education program near you, view our education calendar at alz.org/sc. You can also contact us to request a presentation in your community. 

    Learn online at your own pace at training.alz.org. In addition to several free online workshops, we also offer EssentiALZ certificate programs, which are great for family members or professional care providers.
     

    Counties Served
    • Statewide

Description of Organization

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The South Carolina Chapter serves the entire state through network of regional offices in Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Charleston.

We are here to help, providing care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our 24-Hour Helpline is available anytime day or night at 800-272-3900. Learn more about our services at http://alz.org/sc.

Counties Served

  • Statewide

Languages Spoken on site

English spoken in offices. Multiple languages available on website and Helpline.

Interpreter Line Available for Callers

Yes

Hours of operation

Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. **Hours may vary due to travel in service areas.

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