Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (RCI REACH)
RCI REACH is a program dedicated to people that are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia at home. The program makes it possible for people with dementia to live in their own homes longer. RCI REACH addresses problems related to caregiver health that often force people to move their loved ones to long term care facilities. If the caregiver is better able to manage the challenges of caregiving, the person he or she cares for will benefit as well.
RCI REACH provides caregivers with specialized, one on one education and counseling that allows them to be more effective caregivers. Certified RCI REACH Coaches work with each client individually to find workable solutions for such problems as caregiver stress, challenging behaviors, home safety, depression, self-care, and social support.
Are you caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia? To speak with one of the specialists or to learn more about the program, please contact us by phone (757-434-5162) or contact us.
We know from research that caregivers who are supported throughout their caregiving journey are more likely to provide quality, safe care to their loved one, resulting in an improved quality of life for both. We also know that those who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease suffer the highest rates of burden and depression. Evidence-based caregiver programs, such as REACH, have shown positive results in improving the health and well-being of caregivers.
Laura J. Bauer, Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Since 2015, Kin and Kids Consulting has offered RCI REACH training and services in the Hampton Roads area. The evidence-based program supports individuals that are caring for a loved one with dementia at home. Using a one-on-one approach to caregiver support, Kin and Kids dementia care specialists, trained and certified by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, help people learn coping skills to optimize caregiver health and teach caregivers about Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
RCI REACH is made possible in Hampton Roads through donations and fees for services arranged with Kin and Kids Consulting, LLC.