What is Casa de Vida?
Casa de Vida: Alzheimer's and Dementia Respite Care
Casa de Vida, established in 2007, provides a weekly respite break for family caregivers of persons with early to mid-stage dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Our trained volunteer staffed programming results in family caregivers who are renewed and refreshed by short term relief. Additionally persons with dementia enjoy social and creative activities.
Caring Companion volunteers are a very special element of this program. A Caring Companion is assigned to each participant. The Caring Companion is there to reassure the participant, provide one-on-one care and provide weekly continuity. All volunteers participate in regular training.
Casa Participants are individuals of any faith, race, or ethnicity who are in the early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Enrollment is currently limited to 15 participants per year at a cost of $15 per weekly session. (Scholarships are available.)
Casa de Vida meets weekly on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A typical day at Casa includes:
Coffee & Conversation
Yoga or Exercise
Variety of Activities
The program is enhanced with weekly themes and monthly programs, such as music performances, creative art programs or music therapy.
For more information contact Ellen Mata, Director of Mission and Older Adult Programs