WHAT THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES
The unique aspect of this program is the self-directed care component, meaning that caregivers are able to identify their priorities and direct the support and funds based on their needs. This could include:
- Enhanced system navigation
- Small grants (provided eligibility criteria is met)
OBTAINING A REFERRAL
Referrals to this program are only made through social workers at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. The critical starting point is the conversation between social worker and the caregiver (or person in the early stages of dementia) and is aimed at exploring the kind of support that the caregiver/person with dementia believes would help to relieve their distress.
Eligibility is determined at the point of the assessment by the individual making the referral.
The Alzheimer’s Counselling and Financial Support Program is funded by the George C. Hunt Family Foundation