Charitable gifts received from individuals and foundations have provided funding to acquire a building in Fort Worth that will serve individuals living with dementia.
The James L. West Center for Dementia Care has purchased a medical building located at 6050 Harris Parkway in Southwest Fort Worth to help reopen and expand its dementia specific Adult Day Program post-pandemic. A faith-inspired organization, the West Center provides personalized, innovative care for families, as well as specialized education for caregivers, healthcare professionals and the community at large.
The West Center has offered its Day Program since 1986, but was forced to temporarily close it due to COVID-19. The recent property purchase allows the organization to reinvigorate and expand the program moving forward, serving more members of the community.
Fundraising continues as the West Center moves closer to reach the Day Program campaign goal of $3.65 million. Included in the campaign total is a goal of securing at least $300,000 in charitable care funding to ensure that the program is accessible to all persons in the community.
The new Adult Day Center will feature both case management and care management programs to support the success of caregivers and persons living with dementia who reside in North Texas. The Day Program is projected to serve approximately 60 participants when at full capacity.
The new location will feature engagement programming geared to those with dementia, a beauty salon, nutrition services and supports as well as other services that will complement the West Center’s expertise in care for persons living with dementia. Negotiations are also underway to house a clinic for older persons at the same location.
The Day Program is scheduled for an April 2022 opening.