What We Do - Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

What We Do

At the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF), we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. We provide world-class services and programs to make an impact — one person, one family, one community at a time.

Unlike other facilities that may focus on one stage of Alzheimer's, we provide innovative services addressing each stage. All of our programs are research based and designed to improve the quality of life and ultimately help prevent premature nursing home placement. Our programs offer hope and help for families facing Alzheimer's challenges.

In addition to our programs, we offer in-home caregiver respite care, transportation services, Caregiver Support Groups, and we host events designed to bring awareness to the needs of families living in Long Island, Nassau County, and Queens County. Above all, we are here for families offering guidance, support, and assistance along every step of the way. 

LIAF's Day Programs

All programs are conducted in a structured, safe environment designed to help your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease thrive and find their independence. All our Alzheimer’s disease programs are research based and customized to your loved one’s progression with stage.

We want to help you and your loved one rediscover the joys and pleasures of the world. And one of the integral ways we achieve these goals is through our world-class programming. Each program we offer is uniquely designed to your loved one's abilities.

Caregiver Respite - You Deserve It

The emotional and physical impact of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia resulted in a $10.9 billion in increase caregiver costs. Far too often, caregivers feel as if they struggle to find time for themselves, which only adds to their stress and emotional unrest.

However, LIAF's day programs are offered Monday through Friday from 10AM to 4PM. These programs are designed to provide caregivers with much-needed down time to do whatever they deem necessary. Whether it's reading a book, going shopping, walking around the park, or anything else — it's important for you to be good to yourself because you deserve it.

In addition to our day programs, we also offer door-to-door transportation as well as in-home respite care every other week. Through the Helen and Sydney Jacoff Respite Program, our specialized dementia-trained caregivers will come to your home to provide two hours of in home care every other week to families in Queens and Nassau Counties.

Learn more about our different caregiver respite programs and remember to be good to yourself.

Caregiver Support Groups - You're Not Alone

In 2016, over 15 million family members and friends provided 18.2 billion hours of care without compensation to a loved one with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. While 75% of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers are very concerned or somewhat concerned about maintaining their own health, 60% of caregivers explain their emotional stress levels as high or very high.

Caregivers often face a tough and confusing journey of providing care for their loved one with Alzheimer's. However, the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation wants caregivers to know you are not alone. We offer multiple Caregiver Support Groups designed around your needs and interests.

All of our Caregiver Support Groups are facilitated by our professional, licensed, Master's Level social workers. Most importantly, you'll find caregivers who have similar experiences on the same journey.

Learn more about our Caregiver Support Groups.

Brain Fitness Workshops

Just as it's important to stay physically in shape, you can keep your brain in shape with our Brain Fitness Workshops. These sessions are uniquely designed for adults who do not have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or memory impairment — but are interested in sharpening their mental acuity and enhancing cognitive function. Each Brain Fitness Workshop is research based and engineered to stimulate the parts of the brain most sensitive to age-related decline.

Learn more about LIAF's Brain Fitness Workshops.

LIAF's Events

Throughout the Long Island and Queens County area, we sponsor and host events to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and raise money for our programs.

We encourage you to check back often to stay up to date on all up upcoming events, news, and updates from the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Transportation Services

We also offer safe door-to-door transportation to and from our day programs for families in select areas of Nassau and Queens Counties. Each of our two wheelchair-accessible vehicles are driven by LIAF dementia-trained drivers, and are accompanied by staff when needed. This ensures we're able to provide the highest level of care and safely meet your loved one's needs. And when caregivers use our transportation services, it allows them to have additional time for taking a much-needed break.

All of our transportation services are offered upon assessment.

For more information or to sign up for Transportation services, please contact us at 516-767-6856.

Contact the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

Whether you're in Queens County or Nassau County, we are here to help you along the journey every step of the way. We're unique in we provide Alzheimer's programs for every stage. All of our programs are research based and designed to make the biggest possible impact — one person, one family, one community at a time.

Contact the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation by calling (516) 767-6856 or by completing our online contact form

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