RCI REACH

RCI REACH (Resources Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health) provides education, a focus on safety for the patient, support for the caregiver, and skills building to help caregivers manage difficult patient behaviors and decrease their own stress.

RCI REACH is an in-home, tailored, caregiver support intervention consisting of:
• 12 individual sessions in the home or by telephone; up to 9 face-to-face and 3 telephone sessions
• Data collection at beginning and end
• Program length 6 months
• Must complete 75% of sessions to be considered a program completer
Program Objectives:
• Improvement in overall caregiver health and depression
• Reductions in feelings of burden from caregiving
• Improvement in caregiver management of troubling behaviors of the care recipient
• Delay in institutionalization
From an RCI REACH Caregiver Coach in California:
"I just want to share how amazing the REACH experience has been. I just completed my first client yesterday - her burden and depression scale went from being really high to almost non-existent. I went home feeling so good about the changes in this family's life. Thank you for bringing this program to us!"
RCI REACH Eligibility Criteria:
Family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease/dementia

Watch this caregiver share her testimonial about how REACH helped her. "I have an attitude of gratitude!"



NOTE: RCI Staff, certified as Master Trainers, are available to train agencies or individuals interested in implementing this intervention. Contact Naomi.Latini@gsw.edu for more information.

Agencies providing RCI REACH: (see MAP)

ALABAMA
Lee Russell Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
- Opelika, AL
East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission
- Anniston, AL

CALIFORNIA

Camarillo Health Care District - Camarillo, CA

COLORADO
Region 10 Area Agency on Aging
- Montrose, CO

FLORIDA
Alzheimer's Association - Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
- Clearwater, FL
Easterseals South Florida
- Miami, FL

GEORGIA
Coastal GA Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
- Savannah, GA
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
- Americus, GA

HAWAII
Child & Family Service
- Ewa Beach, HI

IDAHO
Community Action Partnership, Area II Agency on Aging
- Lewiston, ID

INDIANA
Generation Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability
- Vincennes, IN
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
- Indianapolis, IN

MARYLAND
Maintaining Active Citizens
- Salisbury, MD
Washington County Commission on Aging Inc. -
Hagerstown, MD

NEVADA
Nevada Senior Service
- Las Vegas, NV

NEW YORK

St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging
- Canton, NY
Schoharie County Office for the Aging
- Schoharie, NY

OREGON
Community Action Team, Inc.
- St. Helens, OR

PENNSYLVANIA
Family Links
- Forest Hills, PA

SOUTH CAROLINA
Greenville Health System: Memory Health Program
- Greenville, SC

TEXAS

Texoma Council of Governments
- Sherman, TX

UTAH
Mountainland Area Agency on Aging -
Orem, UT
Five County Assoc. of Governments Area Agency on Aging - St. George, UT
 
VIRGINIA
Kin and Kids Consulting LLC -
Virginia Beach, VA

WASHINGTON DC
Kadamba Tree Foundation
- Washington DC

WISCONSIN
Fox Valley Memory Project
- Appleton, WI