Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (RCI REACH)

Kadamba Tree Foundation is proud to offer the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) program developed by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI). RCI REACH is an evidence-based intervention for caregivers of loved ones who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Proven Impact

REACH participants work one-on-one with a trained care coach for six months. In addition to equipping family caregivers with essential information for dementia care, the program is proven to improve the caregiver’s experience by:

Extra Small FruitTeaching strategies to cope with troubling behaviors;

 

Extra Small FruitReducing feelings of caregiver burden and helplessness;

 

Extra Small FruitTeaching effective stress management techniques;

 

Extra Small FruitIncreasing caregiver self care; and

 

Extra Small FruitReducing depression.

 

Caregiver Testimonials

REACH participant Alethea Allen explains how REACH helped her understand and cope with her husband’s dementia diagnosis …

How the RCI REACH Program has Helped Me: Alethea Allen

Alethea Allen, caregiver to her husband Jay who has Lewy Body Dementia, talks about the RCI REACH Program, and how it has helped support her in the caregiving role. Alethea received the program through Nevada Senior Services in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lorraine Jackson describes how the support of her care coach, Shanna, and the REACH program helped her overcome isolation and improve her own health while caring for her mother…

Caregiver Testimonial from LorraineJackson, RCI REACH participant

At the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s 2015 National Summit & Training Institute, guests heard from RCI REACH participant Lorraine Jackson. Lorraine’s testimonial had everyone in tears from laughing and crying. She repeated, “I have an attitude…of gratitude!” Lorraine was suffering from many health issues after caring for her mother who has dementia and not taking proper care of herself first.

Contact us for more information about participating in the RCI REACH program in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (we can also help connect you with a REACH coach if you live outside the DC area).