Founders Place

A Place of Grace, Joy, and Love

The mission of Founders Place at Home is to incubate the spirit of our on-site program by fostering a community of connection and care that enhances the quality of life for adults living with memory loss and their caregivers.

About Founders Place

Founders Place at Home is a ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. We seek to ease the isolation of dementia and support caregivers in their homes by offering resources that provide connection, purpose, and meaning. Individualized “Connection Plans” are facilitated by Founders Place staff and dedicated volunteer “Connection Teams”. Plans and fees are based on the participant’s place of residence and level of internet access.

Services offered include regularly scheduled phone or Facetime calls, mailed letters, Daily Connection Packets, bi-monthly Connection Kits, and other fun deliveries, a bi-weekly Video Series (devotion, movement, music, storytelling, and art), and private Facebook group. A complementing weekly support group for caregivers meets on-line via Zoom video-conferencing. The support group is free and open to the community, “Care Partners” offers a safe space for confidential discussion, listening, and education.

Together, Founders Place at Home and Care Partners support group foster a community of connection and care that can be accessed remotely.

Founders Place at Home

A remote respite ministry for people with memory loss

Level One — $80/mo

Friends in living communities with limited or no internet access

Level Two — $100/mo

Friends in living at home with limited or no internet access

Level Three — $120/mo

Friends in living at home with access to email/internet

The Growing Need for Memory Loss Respite Care

Currently, 92,000 Alabamians currently have Alzheimer’s and the numbers are increasing with the fast-growing 65+ “baby Boomer” population. More than 304,000 Alabamians serve as caregivers for someone with memory loss which takes both an emotional and financial toll. Locally, there is a shortage of respite care programs with many families placed on waiting lists.