All people living with dementia and their care partners will have access to an exceptional standard of care to live with dignity on their own terms.
Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will grow each year as the proportion of the U.S. population over age 65 continues to increase. The population experiencing Alzheimer’s is expected to triple by 2050. Family members provide 80% of their care, and the emotional stress in providing that care is high. More than one-third of these family care partners experience symptoms of depression, and nearly 80% report neglecting their own health and wellbeing while providing care for a loved one. MCHS provides research-backed support not only for the client with Alzheimer’s or dementia but serves the larger affected population of care partners and support systems surrounding that individual. On average there are three care partners for every individual living with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
MCHS vision is that all care partners nationwide who could benefit from service would receive it. We provide services and support at little to no charge for clients through use of insurance and a financial assistance policy. Dementia disproportionately affects low-income, underserved, and rural families who often have additional financial need challenges, isolation from medical services, and reluctance or lack of knowledge on how to access help. With a dedication to our vision, MCHS works to alleviate all barriers to care for families in need. .