The FAIR Program
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be very stressful. Often, the person with Alzheimer’s requires constant supervision.
The Family Alzheimer’s In-home Respite Program, or F.A.I.R., was created to provide a few hours each week when the caregiver can take a break, and not be responsible for the care of an individual with Alzheimer’s. During those few hours, he can go to the doctor, go to the grocery store, get a haircut, take a nap, or do whatever he needs to do to take care of himself.
While the caregiver is taking a break, a worker, trained in Alzheimer’s care, comes into the home and spends time with the person who has Alzheimer’s disease, providing socialization and activities that are appropriate for the individual. F.A.I.R. is state-funded and administered by the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services.
Is there a fee for FAIR services?
Yes. Participants are expected to provide a cost share of the hourly cost for the service. The cost share is calculated using a sliding fee based on the individual's monthly income minus their medical expenses. The minimum cost share will be $1.50 per hour of service received by the participant.
For more information please contact us at (304) 255-1397.
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