Caregiver Tips/ Resources
24/7 Helpline Alzheimer’s Association Help Hotline
Family members / Caregivers can call anytime to receive information, support and referrals to local programs and services. Callers who are in crisis are triaged to our free, confidential care consultation provided by master's level clinicians. The 24/7 Helpline also has a language translation service. 1.800.272.3900
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. We are here to help.
Gaston County DSS Adult and Aging Services
Family Caregiver Support Program
Provides assistance to family and volunteer caregivers who provide assistance to the loved ones at home. Services include referrals to community agencies, education, and funding for respite services and supplemental services such as home modifications, nutritional supplements and adaptive equipment. All of this is focused on making the caregiver's role more manageable.
In-Home Aide Services
Provides services geared to assisting elderly and disabled individuals in remaining in their own homes for as long as possible to preclude more restrictive and costly services.
Protective Services for Adults responds to calls for the evaluation of concerns regarding abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation of elderly and/or disabled adults and the mobilization of services to meet essential service needs.
Meals on Wheels
Home-Delivered Meals are meals served to individuals who are medically homebound, unable to prepare meals and have no one available to prepare meals for them.
How to Apply for Services
The individual needing services or someone acting on the individual's behalf can call the Intake Line at 704-862-7540 to request assistance. Requests for assistance can also be made in person at the Adult and Aging Services Division of the Department of Social Services, 330 N. Marietta St., Gastonia, North Carolina.
Positive Approach to Brain Change.
Body and Soul Senior Fitness
Body & Soul Senior Fitness is committed to improving the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of senior adults ages 50 and above, through programs that create a balanced lifestyle.
Senior Grapevine is a unique community email bulletin service connecting mature adults, families, caregivers and industry professionals in the Southern Piedmont Region of North and South Carolina. Designed specifically for the mature adult, SeniorGrapevine.org provides up to the minute consumer fraud alerts and information regarding older adult related activities, events and services.