What is Project C.A.R.E.
Project CARE is a coordinated delivery system that responds to the needs, values and preferences of individuals who directly care for a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (ADRD).
Project CARE Services Provides:
- Care consultation
- Dementia-specific information & Training
- Caregiver education
- Funds for self-directed respite care subject to eligibility and availability
- Connections to community-based services and resources
- Referrals to the Family Caregiver Support Program and Area Agencies on Aging
To be eligible for care consultation services with Project CARE, the care recipients must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another related dementia. Related dementias might include Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia. In addition, adult caregivers must recognize they can benefit from care consultation.
While there are no requirements on income, the program gives priority to those individuals who may be underserved; persons with low incomes, minorities, or living in very rural areas. There are no age requirements for care recipients or caregivers.
Caregivers of persons receiving NC Medicaid CAP/DA Waiver are not eligible to also receive care consultation assistance. However, Project CARE can provide dementia education, training, and referral to other community based services. Caregivers of persons on a wait list for enrollment into CAP/DA can be served.
Project C.A.R.E. Provide Services In The Following Northeastern Regions:
- Region L: – Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton & Wilson Counties
- Region P: – Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, & Wayne Counties
- Region Q: – Beaufort, Bertie, Herford, Martin & Pitt Counties
- Region R: – Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell & Washington Counties
If you are interested in learning more about Project CARE, please contact:
Amanda V. Biggs Project CARE Family Consultant (252) 414-3230