Community Healthcare of Texas Releases Guide that Enhances Quality of Life for Dementia Patients and their Caregivers

North Central Texas patients and their caregivers now have access to a new dementia care resource guide provided by Community Healthcare of Texas in partnership with the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI)Aliviado Health, and the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). The free guide provides the best-in-class resource for dementia care and improves quality of life for dementia patients, reduces hospitalizations, and eases burdens for families and caregivers.

Dementia can be a tremendous burden not only for people living with the disease but also for their families and caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6.7 million individuals in the U.S. have dementia, the majority of whom received an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. By 2050, that figure is expected to more than double as the population ages. Across the nation, there are an estimated 11 million Americans who provide unpaid care for patients with dementia, many of whom carry the burden alone and face difficulties in navigating care.

The “Dementia Care Patient & Caregiver Resource Guide” is designed to support the home care of people living with dementia and to assist caregivers, including families, with the skills and necessary information to care for, manage safety, and provide comfort for their loved one living with dementia within their home.

“The Patient & Caregiver Guide represents the best standards of care for all stages of dementia and came together with the collective input from our partners from 100+ not-for-profit hospice, palliative care, and advanced illness care organizations,” said Viki Jingle, Chief Executive Officer for Community Healthcare of Texas. “When used effectively, this new guide has the ability to improve the well-being, safety, and comfort of thousands of patients living with dementia.”

The guide offers a detailed explanation of dementia, provides tips for symptom management, and offers resources for both patients and caregivers. If you are supporting a loved one who is living with dementia, experiencing challenges with care, or would like to connect with a trusted community-based provider, please visit or call (800)958-4942. Free copies of the handbook may be downloaded here.

Community Healthcare of Texas is the largest not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider in Texas and has cared for adult and pediatric patients throughout North Central Texas since 1996. Community Healthcare of Texas offers hospice care, palliative care, education, emotional and spiritual support, and grief care to families as they travel the path of serious and terminal illnesses. Community Healthcare of Texas-Providence Hospice serves patients and their families across 25 Fort Worth, Dallas, and Waco counties. For additional information, visit or call (800958-4942.

The National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) is a membership organization comprising 100+ not-for-profit, community-integrated hospice and palliative care providers dedicated to ensuring patients and their families have access to care that reflects their individual goals, values, and preferences. Representing providers from 37 states and the District of Columbia, NPHI and its members help design more innovative and effective models of care, advocate for comprehensive and community-integrated care customized to meet each person’s unique needs, and build collaboration between national thought leaders, decision-makers, and other healthcare stakeholders to improve hospice care. Learn more at, or to find a high-quality advanced illness care provider, call 844-GET-NPHI (438-6744).

The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality, equitable health care for people living with serious illness. As the nation’s leading resource in its field, CAPC provides health care professionals and organizations with the training, tools, and technical assistance necessary to effectively meet this need. Learn more at

Aliviado Health provides innovative training and resources to home-based teams and community-based organizations, giving them advanced expertise in the complexities of dementia care. It is a dissemination arm of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, focusing on assisting clinicians and organizations in implementing high-quality, evidence-based care for older adults with serious illness. The mission of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing is to ensure older adults achieve optimal health and quality of life, and has become a beacon for those working to advance geriatrics in nursing. Learn more at





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