Funding Agency: Administration for Community Living
Project Dates: 2015-2018
The ADI-SSS plans to strengthen the dementia-capability of Hawaii’s communities by expanding person-centered practices that enable people with dementia and their families greater access to a continuum of long-term services and supports (LTSS) into the future. The project will accomplish this goal by building the capacity of professionals and organizations, as well as improving coordination between LTSS service providers.
Major products for the proposed will include two new sustainable and statewide programs “Memory Care Navigators and STAR-C” embedded with “train-the-trainer” capabilities for future expansion, three new dementia-capable memory clinics, and a website for dementia information. Long-term care service providers will be trained to become memory care navigators and assist their clients in accessing needed home and community based support services and resources. STAR-C is an evidence-based intervention that provides family caregivers with the skills to “identify, reduce, and manage difficult behavioral symptoms” that often accompany dementia.