Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be very stressful, and caregivers need a regular break from the demands of the job. The FAIR Program, available in every county of West Virginia, offers relief to family caregivers and, at the same time, provides one-on-one attention and individualized activities for persons with a written diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
FAIR gives caregivers the time to do things most of us take for granted—run errands, keep appointments, visit family and friends, shop for groceries, or even take a nap. FAIR clients (family caregivers) can receive up to sixteen hours of respite per week, based on need and availability of hours and trained staff. The fee for FAIR services depends on the income of the person with dementia. See FAIR Policies for more detailed information.
A FAIR brochure is available for printing, and a 30-second FAIR video can be viewed below.
For further information, please call your county aging provider or contact us at the Bureau of Senior Services.
Watch the FAIR video now.