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For ALL North Carolina Residents:

  • Free confidential personalized tips on caring for people with memory disorders.
  • Free telephone, Zoom or in-person consultations about care decisions or coping strategies.
  • Current research updates on memory disorders and options for participation in Alzheimer’s or family caregiver studies.
  • Help in selecting and locating support groups, education programs, websites, books or training materials for family, volunteer, paraprofessional or professional care providers.
  • Free telephone help or mailed information on selecting and evaluating assisted living or nursing facility care.
  • Free consultations to NC agencies providing services for persons with memory disorders or their family caregivers.
  • View and share our brochure.

For Residents in Central North Carolina:

Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty) offers ongoing family consultation services by telephone and email to caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

  • Family consultation includes information and referral to local available supports and services, and consultation on how to care for or communicate with a person with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
  • Family caregivers will be referred to entitlement or subsidized programs and community services, appropriate evidence-based or private programs, and the family consultant will connect the caregiver with potential no-cost social support networks.

Project C.A.R.E. family consultants also provide training and assistance to community organizations to increase capacity to assist persons with dementia and their families.

The goal of Project C.A.R.E. is to reduce caregiver stress and uncertainty so that people with dementia can remain at home as preferred. Project C.A.R.E. is administered through the NC DHHS Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Central NC counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Vance, Wake and Warren.

For more information about Project C.A.R.E., and for Western and Eastern NC offices, go to the NC Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Click here to listen to an interview with Senior Resources of Guilford County and Caregiver Connect, Inc. as we further delve into Project C.A.R.E. eligibility and services.

For Duke Employees:

You may call, email or schedule an in-person consultation with one of our social workers for help with your questions about elder care. We specialize in geriatrics, family caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease.

Click here for an informational flyer.

For All of the Above Services, Contact:

Tiffany Summers, MSW, LCSW, 919-660-7508 or tiffany.summers@duke.edu
Bobbi G. Matchar, MSW, MHA, 919-660-7509 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu
Janeli McNeal, MSW, 919-660-7565 or janeli.mcneal@duke.edu 
Natalie Leary, MSW, LCSW, 919-660-7542 or natalie.leary@duke.edu