Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and need a break?
Adult Day Care…the hidden gem in the search for Alzheimer’s care.
With over 84,000 San Diegans affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias, the need for affordable resources is greater than ever. Many families try to go it alone, but caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be exhausting and can prove to be detrimental to the health of the caregiver. When families do decide to seek professional care, they are often overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn. Many consider hiring care within their home and others begin to debate whether residential placement has become necessary.There is another option, however, that can provide an excellent opportunity for affordable, specialized care. That option is seeking services at the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.®
Founded by Joy Glenner and the late Dr. George G. Glenner, the UCSD researcher that discovered the link between beta- amyloid protein and Alzheimer’s disease, the Glenner Centers provide specialized adult day care at a surprisingly affordable rate. With centers located in Encinitas, Hillcrest and Chula Vista, the Glenner Centers can offer significant care and support. Many consider them a senior center with a special expertise.
Attending one of the Glenner Centers allows loved ones to continue to live at home longer while still receiving the expert care, supervision and socialization needed during the daytime hours. It also allows the caregiver the opportunity to receive a much-needed break and time to tend to other duties or simply rest. Each center is staffed with an RN and all program aides are specially trained to care for individuals with dementia. Their rates are less than $12/hour for a full 8-hour day which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. They have a contract with the VA and accept Long Term Care Insurance as well.
In addition to day care services, the Glenner Centers offer several free professionally facilitated caregiver support groups throughout San Diego with free respite care provided at most groups. They have also just opened the nation’s first immersive reminiscence therapy day center for the memory impaired. This new center, located in Chula Vista, is called Town Square® and has been designed to replicate a 1950s/1960s city in order to facilitate reminiscence.
Whether it be through their specialized day programs, their professionally facilitat- ed support groups or via their innovative Town Square® Reminiscence Therapy Day Center, the Glenner Centers can be of vital help in managing the difficult disease of dementia. In the words of their co-founder, Joy Glenner, they are “Sharing the Caring!” Please call 619-543-4700 or email email@example.com for more information or to schedule a visit.
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ANTHONY MATTHEWS, LCSW
Anthony Matthews is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a special emphasis on working with couples and adults. He obtained his Master of Social Work from San Diego State University and his
undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Anthony has over 12 years of experience in treating a wide variety of issues that lead an individual or a couple into therapy.
Anthony believes that psychotherapy should be a rewarding experience that generates self-awareness, healing, and personal growth. The process should also alleviate painful experiences like depression,anxiety,loneliness and relationship conflict. While he believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach, Anthony relies on techniques that have evidence to support their effectiveness.
He also believes that people are remarkably resilient and have an innate capacity for self- healing. Anthony works with patients to find the inner strength and resources necessary to confront the inevitable challenges life brings. He values the relationship and rapport he has with his clients and trusts that the therapeutic relationship is the backbone of transformation. He supports harnessing the power of emotions, given that feelings are a powerful compass to finding one’s way in life.
Anthony relies on his specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and Families, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to guide his work.
DESIREE CUEVAS, PSY.D.
Desiree Cuevas, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical-community psychologist and native Southern Californian. She believes that part of her role as a therapist is to secure a sense of connectedness not only between herself and her clients, but between her clients and their environment. She cares about her client’s growth as a whole individual and thus will incorporate holistic approaches where indicated to create strong alliances, enhance physical and emotional safety, and promote and stabilize autonomy and self-awareness. She takes on a warm, collaborative therapeutic style that aims for peace and understanding, while co-creating solutions with her clients to reduce stress and foster inner motivation, self- trust, and balance. She has engaged in various treatment modalities (individual, couples, family, group) over her professional career and believes empowering clients to become apart of their own progress is key. Her therapeutic areas of interest include intimate relationship issues, domestic violence, sexual assault, grief/ bereavement/depression, life transitions/ existential issues, identity issues/concerns/ exploration, GLBTQQIAP exploration, and diversity/oppression concerns. Outside of her professional life, she loves to rock climb, hike, meditate, read, try new restaurants, and hang out with her family and puppy Lucca.
MELINDA LIBURD, Ed.D, CADC-CS
Melinda Liburd is a retired Navy Veteran with 12 years experience in the field of addictions. She is a caring, reliable and dedicated professional with a history of supportive counseling psychology and rehabilitation. She has a Doctorate Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a registered California Board of Psychology Psychological Assistant. A highly accomplished client centered therapists with a skill of facilitating evidenced based substance misuse prevention curriculum, stress management and co-occurring disorder treatment with proven results for military personnel and members in the community. She is a hands-on leader, team builder with expertise managing, supervising, training and providing consultative assistance to Certified and Intern Substance Abuse Counselors. She is an IC&RC and CCAPP Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Seeking Safety, SMART Recovery and 12-step model facilitator who will provide PRO BONO clinical services to clients in the community.
Welcome New Providers
- Matthew Brown, LMFT 113303 San Marcos
- James Carr, LCSW 64826 Hillcrest
- Desiree Cuevas, PsY 30836 San Diego
- Dr.Stamatia Daroglou, PSY 20266 La Jolla
- Asmat Farah, LCSW 18660 RB- N County- Arabic
- Francis La Mons, LMFT Fallbrook Michel Martir, LCSW 73174 Spanish
- Anthony Matthews, LCSW 27322 Hillcrest
- Martin Landau North, LMFT Solana Beach, Vista – Dutch
- Ellen Reese, LCSW 81608 Mission Valley
- Jessica Zelikman, PsY 30207 North County
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