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Resource List for Dementia Caregivers

Compiled by Bethany United Methodist ChurchSupport Group Facilitators:
Rev. David Lutz
512-310-9451 email: dlutz@austin.rr.com

 Victoria Bovard, R.N. 512-669-1547 email: vbovard@austin.rr.com

Updated 6-30-10

 

 

Note: This list should be considered a starting point for finding local services and answers to questions related to memory loss. This should not be viewed as an endorsement of any program or service.

 

Informational Websites: 

 

Alzheimerís Alzheimerís Daily News 

www.alznews.com

 

 

Alzheimerís Foundation of America 

www.alzfdn.org

 

 

Austin Alzheimerís Association  

www.alz-austin.org 

 

 

Mayo Clinic   

www.mayoclinic.com

 

 

National Institute of Aging

www.nia.nih.gov 

 

 

Web MD

www.webmd.com 

 

       

Austin area organizations:

 

Austin Alzheimerís Association 

www.alz-austin.org

512-241-0420

 

(Helpline Contact: 512-241-0420 or 800-367-2132)

 

AMBIS, a funeral Consumers Alliance

www.fcaambis.org            

512-480-0555

 

Area Agency on Aging, Capital Area

www.aaacap.org   

512-915-6062

 

Austin Groups for the Elderly 

www.ageofaustin.org  

512-452-4611

 

Capital Area Parkinsonís Society

www.capitalareaparkinsons.org

512-459-9876

 

Family Eldercare:

www.familyeldercare.org

512-450-0844

 

Greater Austin CARES

www.greateraustincares.org  

512-825-1868

   
Publications:
   
 

New Lifestyles - Free service that provides comprehensive and quality information on senior residential and care options. Phone: 800-869-9549. Website: www.newlifestyles.com 

Austin Seniorsí Guide - Free resource guide that contains business that target the seniors market including senior living communities, health, estate planning, and business that offer senior discounts. Website: www.seniorsguide.net

Senior Advocate Newspaper - Free resource for the savvy senior. Provides useful information on various topics from estate planning and Medicare to gardening and volunteering. www.senioradvocatenews.com   

   
  Senior News - 800-736-7350 
   

Providers:

 

Geriatric Care Managers

Caregivers (Private Pay Hourly)

Physicians Specializing in Dementia

Home Health Services (Medicare)

Primary Care Geriatric Physicians (Medicare)

Medical Equipment for Loan

Home Visit Geriatric Physicians

Hospice

Elder Law/Estate Attorneys

Long Term Care (Insurance/Financial)

Alzheimerís Facilities

Veteran's Administration

Nursing Centers

Transportation

   
 
Geriatric Care Managers:
   
 
  • Leah Cohen, Case Management & Guardian Services: 8702 Willowick, Austin, 78759. Phone: 512-343-9182.
   
 
  • Mary Jane Treadwell, LCSW: 8307 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, 78757. Phone: 512-619-6404.
   
 
  • Hill Country Care Providers: 3355 Bee Cave Road, Austin 78746    Jackie Verdoorn, R.N., Certified Care Manager. Phone: 512-402-1119. 
   
 
  • Mary Koffend, Accountable Aging (financial service): 8133 Mesa Drive, #108. Austin, 78759. Phone: 512-342-9800.
   
 
  • Joan Hagelin, LBSW, CCD: 907 Cat Hollow Club Drive. Spicewood, 78669. Phone: 512-264-3789.
   
 
  • Suzanne Oliver - Proper Care: Interstate 35 Frontage Road Austin, TX 78723. Phone: 512-585-8459.
   
 
Physicians who Specialize in Dementia:
   
 
  • Jaron Winston, M.D. Geriatric psychiatrist. 4200 Marathon Blvd, Ste 210, Austin. Phone: 512-476-3556
   
 
  • Ronald DeVere, M.D. Neurologist and Medical Director at Alzheimerís Disease and Memory Disorder Center. 1200 Lakeway Drive, Ste 8. Austin. Phone: 512-261-7909
   
 
  • John Bertelson, M.D. Neurologist. 313 E. 12th St., Austin, TX. Phone: 512-324-9660.
   
 
Primary Care Geriatric Physicians who are taking Medicare Patients:
   
 
  • George Robinson, M.D. Geriatric Medicine. 10000 Payton Gin Rd, Austin. Phone 512-837-2937
   
 
  • Dr. Louis Egelsee, 651 N US Highway 183, Suite 110, Leander 78641. Phone: 512-528-0432.
   
 
  • Dr. Ann Hathcock, 200 Buttercup Creek, Suite 115, Cedar Park 78613. Phone: 512-249-1400.
   
 
  • Dr. Ronald Mansolo, 902 Crystal Falls Pkwy, Leander 78641. Phone: 512-259-2222.
   
 
  • North Austin Medical Center, Austin Diagnostic Clinic Internal Medicine : 12221 MoPac Expy. N. 78758. Phone: 512-901-1111

    - Dr. Mike Mayabb
    - Dr. William Lewis
    - Dr. Anjali Nemawarkar
    - Dr. Kakoli Danerjee
    - Laura Guererro

   
 
Home Visit Geriatric Physicians:
   
 
  • Visiting Physicians. Phone: 512-407-8880
   
 
  • House Call Doctors. Phone: 512-288-0859
   
 
  • Capitol House Calls, Dr. Pellegrini. Phone: 512-459-5204
   
 
  • Ministering Physicians, Dr. Woodall. Phone: 512-246-6170
   
 
Elder Law/Estate Attorneys:
   
 
  • Clyde Farrell, Elder Law with Medicaid Specialty. 1411 West Ave, Ste 100. Austin, 78701. Phone: 512-323-2977. Website: www.clydefarrell.com
   
 
   
 
   
 
  • Larry Russell, Estate Planning & Probate Law. 9951 Anderson Mill Rd, Ste 200. Austin, 78750. Phone: 512-258-2244.
   
 
  • Teresa Shahan Shapiro, Elder Law, Estate Planning, & Family Law. 4408 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, 78750. Phone: 512-282-6723.
   
 
  • Steve Van Winkle, Wiewel Law Firm. Specialty in Elder Law. 1601 Rio Grande, Ste 550. Austin, 78701. Phone: 512-480-8828.
   
 
Alzheimerís Facilities:
 

Note: For complete listings of, see Austin Alzheimerís Association www.alz-austin.org

The following lists are for North and Central Austin only.)

 
  • Arden Courts*, 11630 Four Iron Dr, Austin, 78750. Phone: 512-918-2800.
   
  • Colonial Gardens, 3706 Adelphi Lane, Austin, 78727. Phone: 512-833-0114.
   
  • Cedar Ridge*, 2100 S. Lakeline Blvd, Cedar Park, 78613. Phone: 512-258-5157.
   
  • The Cottages at Chandler Creek, 2401 FM 1460, Round Rock, 78664. Phone: 512-218-9757.
   
  • Emeritus at North Austin, 5210 Duval Rd, Austin, 78727. Phone: 512-418-8228.
   
  • Horizon Bay at Round Rock, 8005 Cornerwood Dr, Round Rock, 78717. Phone: 512-238-7200.
   
  • Parmer Woods-Garden House, 12429 Scofield Farms Drive, Austin, 78758. Phone: 512-835-9080.
   
  • Emeritus at at Beckett Meadows, 7709 Beckett Rd, Austin, 78749. Phone: 512-891-9544.
   
  • The Pointe at Cedar Park, 450 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613. Phone: 512-259-6525.
   
  • Summit at Northwest Hills, 5715 Mesa Dr, Austin, 78731. Phone: 512-454-5900.
   
  • Summit at Lakeway, 1915 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Lakeway, 78734. Phone: 512-261-7146. (Assisted Living & secured unit in their nursing center)
   
  • The Pavilion of Great Hills*, 11819 Pavilion Blvd, Austin 78759. Phone: 512-249-0500.
   
  * Denotes Alzheimerís certification
   
 

Nursing Centers:

 
  • Gracy Woods I, 12021 Metric Blvd, Austin, 78758. Phone: 512-228-3300.
 
  • Gracy Woods II, 12042 Bittern Hollow, Austin, 78758. Phone: 512-228-3350. (New secured Alzheimerís unit)
 
  • Heartland Health Care Center, 11406 Rustic Rock Dr, Austin, 78750. Phone: 512-335-5028
 
  • Hearthstone Health Center, 2122 Park Bend Dr, Austin, 78758. Phone: 512-836-9777.
 
  • Park Bend Health Center, 2122 Park Bend Dr, Austin, 78758. Phone: 512-836-9777.
 
  • Sagebrook Health Center, 901 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, 78613. Phone: 512-259-0003.
 
  • Wesleyan Nursing Home, 2001 Scenic Dr, Georgetown, 78626. Phone: 512-863-0511. (Two Alzheimer's secured units.)
 
  • Windsor Nursing & Rehab Center of Duval (formerly Heritage Duval Gardens), 5301 W. Duval Rd, Austin, 78727. Phone: 512-345-1805. (New secured Alzheimer's unit.)
 
 
Personal Assistance Services (Private Pay Hourly Caregivers):
 
  • Bright Star - 7703 North Lamar Blvd Suite 418 Austin, 78752. Phone:512-452-9800.
 
  • Heavenly Caregivers -13266 Pond Springs Road, Austin, TX 78729; Phone: 512-340-0551.
 
  • Hill Country Care Providers - 3355 Bee Cave Road. Austin, 78746. Jackie Verdoorn, R.N., Certified Care Manager. Phone: 512-402-1119.
 
  • Life Made Easy - 5555 N. Lamar Suite E 121. Austin, 78751. Phone:512-459-5631
    Georgetown-Phone: 512-864-9797; Hill Country: Phone: 830-596-0686.
 
  • Star Care - 8140 North Mo-Pac Expressway, Austin, 78759-8860. Phone:512-342-1255.
 
  • Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, Margaret Clements-owner, 9811 Anderson Mill Road, Suite 175, Austin, 78750. Phone: 512-250-2103.
 
  • Visiting Angels - Arvie Potter, owner, 921 W. New Hope Drive, Bldg. 6, Suite 601, Cedar Park, 78613 Phone: 512-259-8335.
 
 
Home Health Services (Medicare):
 
  • Accolade Home Care -1611 Chisholm Trail, # 450, Round Rock, 78681. Phone: 512-238-6000.
 
  • Accord Home Care - Suite 210, 1717 N. I-35, Round Rock, 78664. Phone: 512-246-1451.
 
  • Home Therapy of Austin - 9050 N. Capital of TX Hwy # 180, Austin, 78759. Phone: 512-637-1550.
 
  • Standards Home Health - Central Intake: 888-671-7007.
 
  • Encompass Home Health, 9101 Burnet Road, Suite 214, Austin, 78758. Phone: 512-339-1023.
 
 
Medical Equipment for Loan:
 
  • Faith in Action Caregivers (several locations in Austin area).  Closest location is at Anderson Mill Baptist Church, 10633 Lake Creek Parkway, Austin. Phone: 512/250-5021  email: nw@faithinactioncaregivers.org . Loans of medical equipment as available: wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, etc.
  • AGE H.E.L.P (Health Equipment Lending Program). Managed by Austin Groups for the Elderly, 3710 Cedar St., Austin.  Phone: 512:451-4611  ext. 228. www.ageofaustin.org/  

 
Hospice:
 
  • Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX 78759. Phone: 512-342-4700.
 
  • Lighthouse Hospice, 8701 N. Mopac Expy, # 420, Austin 78759. Phone: 512-349-0402.
 
  • Odyssey Hospice, 4201 West Parmer Lane, Building C, Suite 100, Austin, 78727. Phone:512-310-0214.
 
  • Scott and White, Round Rock Region, 5353 Williams Drive, Georgetown, 78633. Phone: 512-819-0744.
 
  • Texas Home Health/Hospice, 3520 Executive Center Drive, Suite 320, Austin, 78731.
    Phone: 512-372-4194.
 
  • Vista Care, 7800 Shoal Creek Boulevard, Austin, 78757. Phone: 512-453-4144.
 
 
Long Term Care Insurance/Financial Services:
 
  • Texas Assurance Care, 4100 Duval Road, Austin, TX 78759-4278, (512) 343-5400.
 
  • Sussie Jordan, 10610 Doubletree Cove, Austin 78750, 345-7990.
 
  • Rick Hoffman, Long Term Care Insurance, 512-417-6576.
 
 
Veteran's Administration:
 
  • Williamson County Veteranís Service - Valerie Zimmerman  512-238-2151. (Aid & Attendance)
 
  • Homemaker/Home Health Aide Services - Victoria Bovard, R.N.-Life Made Easy Home Care Phone: 512-669-1547.
 
 
Transportation:
 
  • CARTS (rural transportation for Austin)

512-478-7433

  • Faith in Action-Northeast Caregivers 

512-453-7756

  • Faith in Action- Far Northwest Caregivers

512-250-5021

  • Faith in Action-North Central

512-453-2273

  • Faith in Action-Round Rock

512-310-1060

  • Faith in Action-West Austin

512-472-6339

  • Georgetown Interfaith Caregivers

512-868-9544

  • Special Transit Services (Cap Metro)

512-389-7480

 

 

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