ST. PAUL – State Representative Tim Miller (R-Prinsburg) announces that the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital has received a grant that will help it provide a more supportive environment for people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
"Not only will this grant ultimately help those who are suffering, but it will assist their caregivers as well," Miller said. "I commend the local officials who worked hard to secure this grant."
The Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital $17,374 to increase access to a memory clinic for Hispanic individuals; provide dementia education, including Virtual Dementia Tours; and connect caregivers to services and resources. The funding comes from a new Minnesota Board on Aging grant program will help community organizations raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and serve caregivers of people who have the diseases.
The 2015 Legislature appropriated $1.5 million for the grant program.