Assistance Home Care is a proud supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association and its efforts to raise awareness and provide support for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Assistance Home Care’s President and Co-Founder Allen Serfas attended the 2023 AIM Advocacy Forum at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to advocate for improved care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s. In addition, Allen serves as a member of the Missouri Alzheimer’s State Plan Task Force, working to develop a statewide plan to address the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.
What Is AIM?
The Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) is the advocacy arm of the Alzheimer’s Association, working to advance research and provide better care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. AIM advocates for policies that improve care and support for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. This includes advocating for policies that expand access to respite care, increase funding for home- and community-based services, and support research into effective interventions and treatments for the disease.
Urgent Congressional Efforts
In addition to these efforts, AIM also works to ensure access to FDA-approved Alzheimer’s treatments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently blocking coverage of FDA-approved treatments targeting amyloid for Alzheimer’s. AIM urges Congress to call on CMS to change this decision and ensure that those living with Alzheimer’s have access to these treatments.
You can take action, too by contacting your local representative and urging them to take action and grant thousands of Americans living with Alzheimer’s access to covered treatments. Many advocates have taken to social media to spread awareness of this issue using hashtags #ACCESSNOW , #MORETIME and #ENDALZ
Take Action with AIM
Getting involved with AIM is easy. The organization provides a number of resources to help individuals and groups advocate for Alzheimer’s-related issues at the local, state, and federal level. This includes providing information on upcoming events and opportunities to meet with elected officials and policymakers. Want to learn more? Join the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement today!
By partnering with organizations like AIM and the Alzheimer’s Association, Assistance Home Care supports a future in which Alzheimer’s is no longer a national priority. Together, we can raise awareness, promote research, and advocate for policies that improve care and support for those affected by this devastating disease.