MemoryCare receives $10,000 grant

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As part of a $10,000.00 grant from The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, MemoryCare will make use of the funds to support their operational services which encompass diagnostics, disease management planning, caregiver training, counseling and support for family members. MemoryCare serves individual and families from 19 different counties in western North Carolina who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.

MemoryCare is a non-profit organization because Medicare and other insurance providers do not cover all of the services provided by our program. Executive Director, Dr. Virginia Templeton, stated “this grant will help us serve more families and we deeply appreciate the support from the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation and their commitment to serving older adults in Western North Carolina.” Improving the quality of life and dignity of older adults with dementia and their families, MemoryCare has been serving those with memory impairment since 2000. They currently serve over 900 individuals with memory loss each year. Memory Care’s staff helps to coordinate available community resources, assist low income elderly in applying for medical assistance and counsel families regarding end of life decision making. Their resource library has an abundance of supportive materials for patients and caregivers use.

MemoryCare is one of 13 organizations awarded grant funding from The Home Instead Senior Care Foundation in 2012. The Foundation has awarded more than 100 grants throughout the United States and Canada since 2004. “Our mission is very similar to MemoryCare, as we both help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families,” said Roger H. Baumgart, Executive Director of Home Instead Senior Care. “We are very pleased to provide grant funding to MemoryCare for making a positive difference in the care, treatment, well-being, and support of seniors and their families,” Baumgart said.

Home Instead Senior Care is an international company of independently owned and operated franchises founded in 1994 by Lori and Paul Hogan to provide non-medical care for seniors. The local Home Instead Senior Care office has been serving seniors in western North Carolina for more than 15 years, helping more than 1200 clients and their family members, as well as being a major employer in the area since 1997.

To learn more about The Foundation, visit To learn more about MemoryCare, contact For additional information about Home Instead Senior Care, contact


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