Pat Summitt Foundation Grants


In 2015, The Pat Summitt Foundation formed a strategic partnership with The University of Tennessee Medical Center to create The Pat Summitt Clinic. The clinic, which opened in January 2017, greatly improves access to healthcare services for families and patients facing Alzheimer's disease in a facility created to advance Alzheimer's research, detection, treatment and family caregiver support. 


A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource.  


Funding was provided to create short video clips to teach patients and loved ones real-life, practical methods to enhance the lives of all involved. Subjects include bathing safety and other basic life skills as well as ways a home can be modified to be safer. Click HERE to view the video.

A grant was awarded to The Cole Neuroscience Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center to enable patients to receive extended services not covered by traditional insurance, including individualized patient and family education provided by a Registered Nurse, connection to community resources and support groups provided by a Social Worker, and research interns to assist the physician in collecting, analyzing & interpreting patients’ cognitive test data.


A grant was awarded to Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. to help purchase a van that will assist families and caregivers in transporting clients to day center services, caregiver training, support groups and other community activities.
 

2019 Grants

Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc.
Statewide
“Live Well with Alzheimer’s Academy” will help individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s by providing them with coping skills, and information about early-stage Alzheimer’s, community services, and peer-to-peer connections.
Concord United Methodist Church
Serving Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, & Monroe counties
Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services (CADES) will provide scholarship assistance for adults who are impaired with Alzheimer’s and other dementias so they can attend CADES therapeutic and recreational program.
Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County
Serving Bedford, Coffee, Lincoln, & Rutherford counties
Caregivers and persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease will receive free home visits by nurses who provide physical and emotional support, education, and respite for the whole family.
Knoxville-Knox County CAC
Serving Knox County
The Music & Memory (™) Program, which brings personalized digital music into the lives of elders with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, will be implemented for adult day care and homebound clients.
Monroe County Senior Citizens & Friends, Inc.
Serving Monroe County
Cora Veal Senior Center, Monroe County Health Council, Monroe County Health Department, Access Medical Care, and Ministerial Support Council for Monroe County will work together to develop programs and new ways to serve families with Alzheimer’s disease.
Page Robbins Adult Day Center
Serving Fayette & Shelby counties
A new tub with glide chair entry, UV water purification, and other improved features will make it safer and easier to bathe clients at the day center which serves those with memory loss.
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service
Serving Knox and 14 other counties in East Tennessee
Funds will support fees for clients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia who rely on financial support for caregiving services.
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR)
Serving Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Roane & Sevier counties
A “farm experience” will be provided for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, and visits will be subsidized for miniature horses and donkeys at Alzheimer’s and Memory Care facilities.
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Statewide
Digital technologies will help provide caregivers of family members with Alzheimer’s disease with personalized information about how to manage their stress, take care of themselves, deal with depression, and other beneficial interventions.
West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation
Serving Madison and 17 other counties in West Tennessee
An Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregiver and Patient Resource Center will be located in an easily accessible building adjacent to the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, and will provide information, education, trainings, and other resources.


uate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource.  
How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia How to Evaluate the Quality of Residential Care for Persons with Dementia
A grant was awarded to three Vanderbilt faculty members who wrote, published, and disseminated this resource.  

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