Adult Day Services" was formerly referred to as Adult Day Care. Adult Day Services are centers which are regulated faciliites that provide a variety of health, social and related support services. They provide a protective setting for part of the day for adults with cognitive impairment such as dementia, or other disabilities.
Warrenton Adult Day Healthcare Center www.rrcsb.org/ 430 East Shirley Avenue, Warrenton 540-347-2797 or 540-825-3100 x3427 A program of Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services. Provides a licensed, safe, nurturing environment for adults who need help with daily health and personal care activities.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Whether you are living with Alzheimer's or caring for someone with the disease, information and resources are available.
Mental Health Association of Fauquier County https://www.fauquier-mha.org/ Walker Drive, Suite 302, Warrenton 540-341-8732 Offers information about mental health and addiction issues, and refers to local mental health and substance use resources for individuals and families. Works with community partners to advocate for and strengthen the delivery of mental health and substance use supports in the area.
Mental Health America of VA www.mhav.org 800-950-6264 Warm Line:866-400-MHAV (6428) - Peer run support line Crisis Line:800-273-TALK (8255) Education and support for individuals who have experienced challenges with trauma, mental health, or addiction. Their programs incorporate recovery principles, encourage self-empowerment and model peer support practices. MHA is the oldest mental health advocacy organization in Virginia.
Regional Peer Warmline 833-626-1490 Staffed by individuals who have experieince with mental health and/or substance use challenges. These individuals are trained peers and can talk about feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
Blindness & Visual impairment
BARD - Braille & Audio Reading Download From the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled / Library of Congress https://nlsbard.loc.gov/nlsbardprod/login//NLS Access audio books to download and listen. You will need to create anaccount on the site if y ou have not already done so.
Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (located in Richmond, VA) https://www.vdbvi.org/ 804-371-3151 800-622-2155 Provides an array of specialized services to blind Virginians of all ages to assist them in attaining the skills, confidence and positive outlook that are ctitical to independence.
Library of Congress / National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled https://www.loc.gov/nls/braille-audio-reading-materials/find-a-local-library/ 888-657-7323 Search on the site for the nearest library that can help receive access to the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) website and app. Can be done remotely, via telephone, fax, postage-free mail, or e-mail. All network libraries provide access to NLS-produced braille and talking books and magazines, which they circulate via postage-free mail. Some libraries have additional collections, including large-print books and described DVDs. Contact your library today to find out what services they can offer you. Or call the phone number above and be connected with the library serving your area.
VisionAware visionaware.org 800-232-5463 National organization to help those losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing information, daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and an online community. There is a searchable, free Directory of Services.
VISUAL IMPAIRMENT DEFINED The definition of vision impairment by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says a visually impaired person’s eyesight cannot be corrected to a “normal level”.
Common types of visual impairment include: · Near & Far Sightedness · Loss of central vision by a blind spot or blur · Loss of peripheral (side) vision · Blurred vision - both near and far may be out of focus · General haziness - sensation or a film or glare · Extreme light sensitivity - may cause pain or discomfort · Night blindness - may be difficult to see outside in the dark with moonlight, or in dark places like movie theaters.
Choosing a doctor
Novant Health UVA Health System (Culpeper) www.novanthealthuva.org/ On home page click the “Find a Doctor” tab. Enter your zip code. You also have the option of entering a specialty.
Fauquier Health www.fauquierhealth.org On home page click the “Find a Doctor” tab. Enter your zip code. You also have the option of entering a specialty. There is a searchable, free Directory of Services.
Chronic Disease self Management Education (CDSME) 540-547-4824 email@example.com Free workshops designed for individuals with chronic health conditions, plus their caregivers and family members. Learn better ways of coping and managing your health. Contact Bonnie Vermillion at the contact info above for more information or to sign up. Provided through Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services (RRCS).
What is Chronic Disease? "Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both." (cdc.gov) They include diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes, among others. For more on chronic disease, causes, and prevention, see the CDC website HERE.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov Federal website with the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 including safety guidelines, vaccine information, response to the virus, and informational articles on related subject matter.
Virginia Department of Heath vaccination sign-up vaccinate.virginia.gov/ (877) 829-4682 Official Virginia state site to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you don’t have WiFi, or need help call the phone number above.
VA COPES Warmline (COPES = compassionate, optimistic, person-centered, empowering support) www.vacopes.com 877-349-6428 Provides peer support available to all Virginia residents who may be struggling to cope with the effects and circumstances such as isolation, fear, grief and anxiety around COVID 19. NOT an emergency or suicide hotline. Spanish available.
Regional Peer Warmline 833-626-1490 Staffed by individuals who have experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges. These individuals are trained peers and can talk with individuals about feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.
Institute on Aging Friendship Line 800-971-0016 24 hour phone service for older adults & adults with disabilities operating as both a crisis Intervention line and a line for non-emergency emotional support calls.
Deaf & Hearing Impaired
Virginia Relay varelay.org 866-894-4116 (Voice) 866-246-9300 (TTY) A free public service. Enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind or have difficulty speaking to communicate with standard telephone users.
Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic https://www.vaprdc.org 13296 James Madison Highway, Orange Mailing Address: PO Box 151, Orange, VA 22960 540-661-0008 Care for uninsured / underinsured for all ages. Serves the entire region.
(Check with your county’s Free Clinic to see if they offer dental care. Scroll down to Free Clinics tab.)
Diabetes Self-Management Program 540-829-4315 firstname.lastname@example.org Educational accredited program that provides people who have diabetes with the tools they need to manage the condition. Offers group classes to help live well with diabetes and to learn about medications, testing, nutrition, exercise, etc. Accepts most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare.
The Sweet Spot The Remington Drug Company (for info) email@example.com 540-439-3247 Monthly one-hour class covering the essentials of living with diabetes, including neuropathy, healthy eating, preventing diabetes complications, and more. Call or email for details.
The ARC of North Central Virginia thearc.org/chapter/the-arc-of-north-central-virginia/ PO Box 3186, Warrenton, VA 20188 571-399-5390 Largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. They work to uphold the vision that every individual and family living with I/DD has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The disAbility Resource Center of the Rappahannock Area www.cildrc.org 540-373-2559 (Fredericksburg, main office) 540-360-5023 (Culpeper) firstname.lastname@example.org A Center for Independent Living (CIL) that serves people with disabilities, their families and caretakers, and community members. Currently working to form a CIL in Culpeper. Also offers assistive equipment in their Fredericksburg location).
Free Clinic of Culpeper freeclinicofculpeper.org 610 Laurel St., Suite 3, Culpeper 540-829-5032 Part of the nonprofit Culpeper Wellness Foundation and provides confidential medical care to those in Culpeper who do not have health insurance or the means to pay for healthcare. Medication Access (non-opioid prescriptions).
Fauquier Free Clinic www.fauquierfreeclinic.org 35 Rock Pointe Lane, Warrenton 540-347-0394 Serves the Fauquier and Rappahannock communities and provides comprehensive medical, dental and mental health care to eligible residents, those who are uninsured and those with Medicaid.
Living Water Community Clinic www.livingwaterclinic.life 32345 Constitution Highway, Suite P, Locust Grove 540-854-5922 Clinic for free medical, mental health, and spiritual care to uninsured adults in Orange and Culpeper counties.
Madison Free Clinic www.madisonfreeclinic.org 125 N Main Street, Madison 540-948-3667 Non-profit organization that enables uninsured residents of Madison County, Virginia who meet the guidelines, to be provided with medical care and medications. The clinic also provides limited dental and vision care, in addition to nutritional counseling.
Orange County Free Clinic 101C Woodmark Street, Orange 540-672-0793 Clients must be residents of Orange County, uninsured or under-insured and have incomes that meet household income levels at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. Under-insured patients have insurance, but do not have any coverage for doctor visits.
ACTI-KARE actikare.com/piedmont 540-727-0024 Personal care, Alzheimer’s care, dementia and memory care, companion care, hospice care and respite care. In-home companion care program includes services such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, shopping, errands.
Care Perfections Health Services, LLC www.careperfections.com 170 W Shirley Avenue, Suite 202 Warrenton, VA 20186 540-228-1690 Personal assistance and companionship, home maker services, private duty nurse, hospice care support services, respite care. Call for more information.
Companion Care Program of Rapp at Home www.rappathome.net 567 Mount Salem Avenue, Washington, VA 540-937-HOME (4663) email@example.com Provides Certified Nursing Assistants for support ranging from daily living to nursing assistance to caregiver respite. Available to anyone in Rappahannock County. Ask for Addell Russell.
First Light Home Care www.firstlighthomecare.com 37 Main Street, Warrenton 540-579-7570 (24/7) Personal care, housekeeping, companion care, personal care services, person-centered dementia care, etc.
HOSPICE CARE DEFINED “Hospice” Definition—a program designed to provide palliative care and emotional support to the terminally ill in a home or homelike setting so that quality of life is maintained and family members may be active participants in care (Miriam Webster).
Hospice provides comfort care as well as support for the family, similar to palliative care. But in hospice attempts to cure the person's illness are stopped. Hospice is provided for a person with a terminal illness whose doctor believes he or she has 6 months or less to live if the illness runs its natural course. It’s about easing pain and helping families prepare for the end of life. This kind of care can involve not only doctors and nurses, but also family members, clergy, counselors, or social workers who can address the grief of dying and emotions (such as anger, sadness, or regret) that often come with it.
People in hospice care are often at home, where family members and professional caregivers look after them. Or they can choose a specialized center for hospice care. It’s also offered at many nursing homes and hospitals. Hospice may be covered by Medicare and other insurance companies.
PALLIATIVE CARE DEFINED “Palliative” Definition - something that reduces the effects or symptoms of a medical condition without curing it (Miriam Webster). Palliative Care aims to ease pain and help with other problems if an illness is serious but not considered to be life-threatening for now. It refers to a multidisciplinary team that works with the patient, family, and the patient's other doctors to make a person as comfortable as possible by managing pain and other distressing symptoms. Palliative care also involves psychological, social and spiritual support for a person and their family or caregivers. Palliative care can be provided in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient palliative care clinics and certain other specialized clinics, or at home. Medicare, Medicaid, and insurance policies may cover palliative care.
Hospice Support of Fauquier County hospicesupport.org 540-347-5922 Dedicated to providing non-medical supportive care to people with life-threatening or terminal illnesses. Also works with Veterans organizations.
Spiritual Care Support Ministries 7179 New Hope Lane, Warrenton www.scsm.tv 540-349-5814 Bereavement and personal loss counseling and support. Spiritual Care Support Ministries (SCSM) provides faith-based education, training, counseling and spiritual support for those who are ill, dying, grieving, experiencing personal loss, and for those who journey with them.