In 2014, DC Office on Aging (DCOA) launched an initiative to expand the District’s existing dementia-capable system, to enhance access to supportive services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD) and their caregivers, and individuals with ADRD living alone.
This initiative includes the execution of the district’s first Alzheimer’s State Plan and the implementation of a three-year “Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative” federal grant awarded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL).
DCOA was recently awarded a three-year federal grant from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) regarding an Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative. This grant is designed to fill gaps in dementia-capable long-term services and supports (LTSS) for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), and their caregivers. This grant will allow the existing dementia capable system to provide quality, person-centered services that help seniors and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to remain independent and safe in their communities. This grant will include: