CHARLIE'S PLACE ACTIVITY AND RESPITE CENTER

PROGRAMS & SERVICES
 - ARTS AND ALZHEIMER'S  
 - CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS  
 - CAUSE TO REMEMBER  
 - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS  
 - HELPLINE  
 - LGBT LIAISONS  
 - MEDICALERT + SAFE RETURN  
 - MEMORY CAFE  
 - TLC FOR CAREGIVERS  
 - RECOLLECTION COLLECTION  
 - RESOURCE LIBRARY  
 - CHARLIE'S PLACE ACTIVITY AND RESPITE CENTER  
    TUESDAYS AT CHARLIE'S PLACE  
 - RESPITE CENTER CONSULTING  
 - RESPITE REIMBURSEMENT  
 - WALK/RUN TO REMEMBER  



Charlie’s Place Respite Center is a program for individuals with early to mild stage Alzheimer’s and dementia-related disorders designed to provide cognitive stimulation and social interaction while giving caregivers a much-needed break.

Guided by three women (Dana Territo, Tina Durham and Marcia Kirk) with 37 years of combined experience in Alzheimer's care, Charlie's Place equals quality care at its best. The program offers a non-threatening, home-like experience, where participants can enjoy a purposeful, six-hour day with a host of activities to stimulate cognition and socialization.
  • Music and pet therapy
  • Gardening
  • Arts and crafts
  • Spiritual activities
  • Live entertainment
  • Intergenerational activities
  • Physical activities and exercising
  • Integration of technology using the “It’s Never Too Late” system
  • Games requiring mental participation and concentration
  • Cooking with the “Charlie’s Place Culinary School”
  • Social interaction with peers
  • Periods of rest and relaxation

Charlie’s Place Offers Something for Everyone!

  • We provide family members short term, temporary relief from their caregiving responsibilities.
  • We engage participants in purposeful socialization and activities in a supportive setting.
  • Our professional staff includes a Respite Care Coordinator, a Respite Care Coordinator Assistant and two Personal Care Attendants. With consistent weekly volunteers, the staff/client ratio is 1:3.
  • 100% of the staff are Qualified Dementia Care Providers by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Awards and Recognition

AFA Excellence in CareCharlie's Place Respite Center has continuously been recognized for its person-centered care model and partnership with local schools and educational programs.
  • Three-time awardee in Excellence in Care Dementia Care Program of Distinction from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America
  • 2008 Adult Day Center Award from the National Adult Day Services Association
  • 2013 Gerontology Partnership Award from LSU School of Social Work
  • 2013 Service Learning Community Partner Award from Our Lady of the Lake College

Cost of the Program

Fees are affordable at less than $10/hour, and include:
  • Activities in a person-centered care environment
  • A hot lunchtime meal and snacks that provide healthful nourishment and frequent hydration
  • Some of the latest innovative programming for those with memory impairment
Once a potential client meets the admission criteria, and to ensure he/she will benefit from the program, each potential client undergoes a brief assessment that is administered at Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area.

If you are interested in enrolling in the Respite Center, please contact Alzheimer's Services at (225) 334-7494.