Alzheimer’s Association

Award / $48,725

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Polk County, Iowa

Grant Summary

Volunteers will be recruited and trained to provide services and support to people in their homes via telephone contact. Volunteers will also be trained to conduct health surveillance for the person with dementia to ensure health care intervention is provided at the right level of care, avoid (re)hospitalization. Care model to be done collaboratively with a hospital system (Unity Point) arrangement with their Home Care service line to assist with volunteer training and surveillance.