Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy. The Alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.
Recognizing that family caregivers provide important societal and financial contributions toward maintaining the well-being of those they care for, the Alliance is dedicated to improving quality of life for families and their care recipients through research, innovation, and advocacy.
National Alliance for Caregiving
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 205
Bethesda, MD 20814
We are a private, non-profit organization with a mission to safeguard the human dignity of people as they age or face serious illness. For nearly 20 years, Aging with Dignity has been an advocate for quality care for those near the end of life. We have touched the lives of more than 23 million people and their families. And we have been honored to work with more than 40,000 organizations across America that distribute our Five Wishes document to help people plan in advance of a serious illness. With resources available in 27 different languages, we serve all people of diverse cultures and faith traditions.
Today we are the most trusted resource for people who want to plan for care in advance of a health crisis. Our Five Wishes document is the most widely used advance directive or living will in America. It is often called the “living will with a heart and soul” because it includes the things that matter the most. Unlike most other advance directives, it is easy to use and understand. Caring for people with a serious illness involves more than providing the best medical care. It means helping them to maintain their human dignity. That’s where we come in.
PO Box 1661
Tallahassee FL 32302-1661
12 new Memory Care facilities expected to open in our area.
Can the demand handle the supply?
By 2025, an estimated 18,508 Alzheimer’s cases projected in Collier County and 29,992 cases expected in Lee County of full time residents. Source – Catherine Cruisksank, Alzheimer’s Association.
Bruce B. Rosenblatt, a national senior housing expert and owner of Senior Housing Solutions has done a review of the new memory care facilities that are either opening or are projected to open. “The market is being saturated right now, which does provide many choices for the consumer, however finding and retaining quality staff, especially with so many new facilities entering the market place will present challenge that unfortunately will impact the care that is provided, states Rosenblatt. “It is important to find a facility that has a proven track record.”
The new facilities opening in our area are:
The Villas at Terracina Grand
American House in Bonita Springs
Beach House of Naples
All Seasons of Naples
American House at Coconut Point
Arlington Memory Care
Autumn House (Bonita Springs)
The Carlisle of Naples
Mooring Park at Grey Oaks Memory Care (2017)
Memory Care of Naples
In addition, there 10 existing memory care facilities that are already opened.
According to Rosenblatt, it is important for the consumer to be aware of the differences between each of these facilities since there are major differences in the pricing, physical layout, lifestyle enrichment programs, licensure capabilities and staffing requirements. Senior Housing Solutions provides valuable advice to people who are researching facilities. www.seniorhousingsolutions.net
Hope Hospice Health Care – Physicians, nurses and pharmacists control pain and manage symptoms, supply medications, monitor drug interactions and provide medical supplies and equipment. Medical options will be discussed with you – allowing you, or your loved one, to determine your preferred course of care.
Personal Care Specialists help with daily activities such as bathing, dental care and other elements of personal hygiene.
Navigating financial matters can cause tremendous stress at this time. Social Workers will help you with insurance paperwork and other complex financial matters. They will also discuss decisions regarding future medical care, a living will, choosing a healthcare surrogate and organ donation. Hope’s counselors will also determine if you, or your loved one, are eligible for community support such government assistance, military resources, transportation or volunteer support.
At Hope Hospice , we provide chaplains and counselors to address spiritual and emotional issues, regardless of faith. With their support, you can find peace and comfort when it matters most. Hope Hospice’s Volunteers are available to help with a variety of services from personal errands to transportation and emotional support. These compassionate individuals often lend a hand with day-to-day tasks so caregivers can spend time with their loved ones.
Bonita Springs (Hope Chest): 28520 Bonita Crossings Blvd, Suite B
Buckhead Ridge: 30082 State Road 78 W, Ste. A, Okeechobee, FL 34974
Cape Coral: 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E, Cape Coral, FL 33909
Cape Coral (PACE): 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., A, Cape Coral, FL 33991
Clewiston (Hospice): 101 S W C Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
Clewiston: (Connections) 1200 S W C Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
Fort Myers: (Hospice) 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Fort Myers: (PACE) 2668 Winkler Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33901
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1947 and is the largest of 25 chambers in the five county Southwest Florida region, recognized as among the best of the 300 chambers in Florida. The Chamber’s primary purpose is to foster business advancement and advocate effective government policy to ensure a healthy business climate.
Today, the Chamber is the largest nonprofit advocate for the Collier County business community. With more than 1,900 members representing 50,000 employees, the Chamber is actively involved in local government, regional economic development and providing valuable resources to its members.
The Chamber has five platforms: Member Services, The Partnership for Collier Future Economy™, Public Policy, Public Communications and Leadership Development.
A 501 (c) (6) corporation, the Chamber is the corporate member of the Leadership Collier Foundation, a 501 (3) organization that offers five annual programs and has 1,000 alumni. The Chamber is the principal owner of The Chamber Building, among Naples premier office buildings with a dedicated community room open to civic organizations and rented by many companies for special events.
The Chamber manages the Visitor Information Center, staffed by over 90 volunteers who receive over 70,000 international and U.S guests and coordinate hospitality information at the seven information centers throughout the county.
The Chamber’s membership retention rate is 82%, reflecting the strong affiliation that members have for the Chamber’s impact in supporting their business growth and increasing their networking opportunities.
2390 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 210
Naples, FL 34103