Dementia
Navigators

There are approximately 9,000 people in the District diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease each year. With those numbers on the rise, Iona offers Dementia Navigators, licensed clinical social workers who help support individuals and families navigating a diagnosis of dementia.

Dementia <br> Navigators
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People living with dementia and their family members frequently have a difficult time getting information about a diagnosis, accessing available services, and obtaining advice and support for their journey. That’s where Iona comes in.

Iona’s citywide Dementia Navigators program supports older adults with memory loss and their care partners by providing ongoing care management and connecting them to aging and dementia-specific resources. In turn, older adults maintain their ability to age in place at home and live a full life with memory loss while caregivers learn what to expect in the future and prepare for it. Services include:

  • Dementia-specific care plans
  • Resource referrals
  • Education about memory loss and caring for someone with memory loss
  • Care coordination with other professionals
  • Help planning for changes in functional ability
  • Money Management Support
  • Organizational Representative Payee services
  • Outreach and education

View the Dementia Navigator Program Demographics Sheet to learn more about the clients served since the program launched in November 2017.
Please note that this program is only offered for older adults in Washington D.C.
Our Dementia Navigator is our rock. We get strength and comfort in knowing we are not alone."
Phone
(202) 895-9448
Or, send us a message online and select "Memory loss."
Helpline form

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