Important note: The following was approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 16, 2015 (this is a shortened version of a larger report, attached below):

Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada -- Dementia Capable Services and Supports (DCSS)

The Dementia Capable Services and Supports (DCSS) initiative will focus on the needs of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) living alone in San Mateo County. The targeted population includes an underserved, high risk population of aging adults with dementia who want to remain independent and at home.

Clients range from persons in the very early stages of dementia to those diagnosed with middle to late stage Alzheimer's disease, all of whom struggle to live alone with varying levels of memory loss, poor judgment, communication difficulties and behavioral problems. The goals of the DCSS initiative include: (1) building a coalition of dementia-capable organizations and County agencies to affect systems change; (2) training and educating providers (medical, social, and volunteer) about ADRD and its impact on the individual living alone; and (3) developing, delivering, and evaluating multidisciplinary services to meet the unique needs of persons with ADRD living alone. The agreement specifies that 600 San Mateo County providers and community residents will participate in awareness building presentation in FY 2015-16 and 20 persons with ADRD will receive intensive in-home care consultation, a person-centered care plan, and coordinated resources and support services in FY 2016-17.


FY 2015-16 Projected

FY 2016-17 Projected

Percent of providers receiving training that report heightened knowledge about dementia, strategies and intervention to support those living alone with dementia, and where to refer those living with dementia for appropriate services



Percent of persons living alone that report the program met their expectations



Percent of persons living alone that report the can identify the services needed for them to remain safely at home



Percent increase in dementia capability of all San Mateo partner organizations



A waiver of the RFP process is requested because staff has determined that the selected provider is the sole source for the unique services provided pursuant to this agreement. The term of the Agreement is July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017 in an amount not to exceed $750,000.

Important note: This is a copy of the official report -- item 12 on the Board's agenda.