Improving Services for Those with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Dementia or Alzheimer’s

To address the needs associated with the aging of our service population, the Schenectady ARC’s new “Aging Committee” (in 2008) addressed facility needs such as accessibility in the residential homes and day programs, caregiver supports, nutrition and other health related needs. We develop programs and services that could assist our consumers as they aged in the residences and community and facilitated a process to track and enhance services for individuals presenting dementia symptoms.