Impact 100 Grant Recipient

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May 17, 2016

Contact: Karissa J. Grant                                                                                

Alzheimer’s Community Care

(561) 683-2700




Pictured above: 2017 Co-Presidents Karen Sweetapple (far left) and Helen Ballerano (far right) with Alzheimer’s Community Care, Karissa J. Grant, Communications Manager (second from left); Kathleen Herd, VP of Grants & Fund Development (middle); Mary M. Barnes, President & CEO (second from right)


West Palm Beach, Fla. – Members of Impact 100 Palm Beach County awarded Alzheimer’s Community Care a $100,000 grant at the organization’s Annual Grand Awards Celebration, on April 19th at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

Alzheimer’s Community Care was selected as a finalist for its “Knowledge is Power: Dementia Specific Care Training,” which would provide education and clinical experiences for future nurses.  This project will change current trends by promoting a family-centered model of care that revolutionizes the manner in which families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related neurocognitive disorders (ADRD) experience care. 

Alzheimer’s Community Care is the only organization in South Florida providing comprehensive community-based services for ADRD patients and caregivers and is a leader in promoting dignity, safety and well-being through specialized care for all families living with ADRD.  Drawing upon 19 years of experience providing community-based dementia-specific care in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, Alzheimer’s Community Care is uniquely positioned to lead the initiative to train future nurses and healthcare professionals in dementia-specific care.  The innovative model of community-based care received accreditation from The Joint Commission in 2013, the first of its kind in the United States.  Its design was created on evidence-based findings demonstrating that care is most appropriately provided for patients by his or her family in their own home.

Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a women’s charitable organization funding local nonprofit initiatives in partnership with the Community Fund for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It is comprised of a growing number of women (532 members in 2016) who donate $1,000 annually, pool their funds and vote to award multiple $100,000 high impact grants to benefit the residents of Southern Palm Beach County.




About Alzheimer’s Community Care

Celebrating 20 years of service, Alzheimer’s Community Care is the largest provider of community-based, dementia-specific services in Florida.  The organization serves 4,500 individuals in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, with a team of professionals skilled and trained in dementia-specific care and education. In addition to 10 Specialized Adult Day Service Centers, the organization offers Family Nurse Consultants, a 24-hour Alzheimer’s Crisis Line, Support Groups, Case Management, Education, Training, and Advocacy.


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