Ways We Can Help
Free Day - Caregiver Appreciation!
Not a member of "The Club"? Well come on over and spend a free day with us! That's right the whole day - how can you tell if you like it if you don't stay the day! All you need to do is call one of our three locations and tell them you are coming! 24 hours notice is required.
You can expect - socialization, entertainment, great food, trained staff, friendly people, and lots of friends and fun!
4676 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne
830 Park Ave
7951 Ron Beatty Boulevard
Need a Ride?We'll take you there! Saving you time and money!
The Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) provides non-emergency, door-to-door, advance reservation, shared ride-transportation services on a space available basis throughout most of Brevard County for qualifying life-sustaining trips. Riders must be at least 18-years of age.
We serve the mobility needs of those who are unable to utilize fixed routes by providing wheelchair accessible ADA Paratransit vehicles, which carry passengers throughout the Brevard. ADA Paratransit is generally an origin to destination service accessed through a trip-by-trip reservation. Reduced rates are available based on financial need.
Transportation services are typically provided for qualifying appointments from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Qualifying life-sustaining trips can be:
- 1. Medical or dental appointments
- 2. Physical therapy
- 3. Hearing or eye appointments
- 4. Wound care treatment
- 5. Behavioral health counseling
- 6. Pharmacy trips for medication
- 7. Grocery shopping
- 8. Dialysis
The Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation Transportation operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the Board of Directors.
For more information on the Board of Directors' civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Janice Miller at 321-253-4430, email firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit at the BAFI office, located at 4676 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935.
For transportation-related Title VI matters, a complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor - TCR, 1200, New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20590.
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In-Home Respite (Companion Sitting)
The RELIEF Program offers in-home respite that is an expansion of respite currently available through other programs, including evening and weekend respite. The purpose of this service is to increase the ability of a family unit to continue to care for a homebound elderly individual by providing in-home respite beyond the basic provisions of current public program.
The RELIEF Program offers family members and loved ones providing constant care for a frail elder and those stricken with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders a much needed break. Respite care can increase a caregiver's ability to attend to a homebound elder without becoming ill themselves. Whether it's shopping, a walk in the park or a night out, you deserve and need time to yourself, free of guilt and free of charge.
A multigenerational corps of volunteers are carefully selected, screened, and individually matched with clients to ensure personalities, skills, interests and abilities are a good fit with the elders and caregivers they will be serving.
By becoming a RELIEF volunteer, you can provide respite to caregivers of frail, home-bound elders. Volunteers are asked to provide companionship for up to four hours at a time, which may include evenings and weekends. Training is provided. Volunteers who qualify may be eligible for a stipend. The stipend is for a period of service and is not an hourly wage. Mileage and expenses may also be reimbursed. If you care about people, RELIEF needs your help in fulfilling the wish of an elderly individual to remain at home throughout their lives.
To learn more about how you can make a difference in your community, and become a RELIEF volunteer contact The Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation 321-253-4430.
"I don't know what I would have done without The Club. I got time back. I got my health and sanity back. It really put caring for my mom back within reality. Because of all the services that the Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation helped us with, she is stable, happier, and healthier than when I initially brought her down. I've been able to keep her at home, which is what we both wanted."
Caregiver, Melbourne, Florida
The Club really changed his life, and helped him until the end. The club not only helped Jack, but me as well. I depended heavily on the support groups, and received support until his passing.
Support Group Facilitator, Melbourne, Florida
Fred loved being at the club. He enjoyed people. He didn't like showers and other things but he liked the people who cared for him and really appreciated what you had to do to help him. Thank all of you. You are all doing a good job. We miss him so much but he is at peace at last.