Respite Care Atlanta
Respite Care Atlanta (RCA) is an inter-faith respite program that gives top-notch care for those suffering from dementia. St Luke’s is one of nine Supporting Congregations which provide spiritually integrated respite care for adults with cognitive challenges. RCA provides an environment for intellectual stimulation, physical exercise and meaningful connections, with support for caregivers through information and community resources.
Research indicates the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is age. About 10 percent of those age 65 and older (5.7 million) are living with Alzheimer’s. It is also estimated that 20-40 percent of dementia is attributable to other diseases, such as Vascular, Parkinson’s, and Lewy Body disease. These numbers are projected to increase 29 percent by 2025. With no cure on the horizon, the population of citizens with dementia – and those assuming a caregiving role – will continue to increase, making our commitment to RCA increasingly important.
If you would like to find out more about RCA programs or to volunteer, please contact: Carter Morris ([email protected]) or John Stewart ([email protected]).
Visit the Respite Care Atlanta website: https://www.respitecareatlanta.org/