At Great Jobs Health Care, our mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s through funding placements and care.
As the cost of care continues to rise, it is the single biggest issue facing seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia-related diseases. Moving a senior from a lonely, or unsafe, environment, and making sure they receive the right care, is crucial to their health, well-being, and overall happiness. Our mission seeks to ease these costs for seniors and their families.
The Garrett Foundation Placement Fund was developed to support seniors who require assistance moving into, or remaining, in a community that offers memory care services. Once there are a steady number of job placements, there will be an application process for organizations, and seniors and their families in need of these services. With senior communities nation-wide, there is an opportunity for The Garrett Foundation to partner in every city! To find out more about the inspiration for The Garrett Foundation Fund, follow the link below.
What is Alzheimer’s?
“Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over several years.” (Alzheimer’s Association)
- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
- The average survival period for people age 65 and older diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is 4-8 years.
- About 1 in 3 of the caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients are 65 years or older.
- Two-thirds of caregivers are women, with one-third being daughters.
A majority of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are age 65 and older. However, people under the age of 65 can be diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. In fact, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, early-onset Alzheimer’s affects approximately 200,000 Americans.
All facts and figures are taken from the Alzheimer’s Association website. For more facts and figures, please follow this link to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website.