$1 million grant for Alzheimer’s care awarded to Bluegrass Care Navigators

Bluegrass Care Navigators logo - formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  Bluegrass Care Navigators have received a $1 million grant to support Kentuckians who have Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Bluegrass Care Navigators is one of 13 organizations in the nation awarded the grant and the only one in Kentucky.

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According to Bluegrass Care Navigators, the grant is intended to address gaps in services for Kentuckians with Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia, as well as caregivers of those with the disease.

With the funding, Bluegrass Care Navigators says it will develop programs to support people will Alzheimer’s who live alone, and those who have intellectual or developmental disabilities with Alzheimer’s disease.

Additionally, the organization says it will provide training to help caregivers cope with the stress of caregiving responsibilities.

Bluegrass Care Navigators say it plans to enroll at least 190 patients and caregivers in the program in the first year and serve an additional 370 patients and caregivers in each of the next two years.