CATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES
news release for immediate release
Maria A. Miranda
CHS, VP Public Relations
CHS supports the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as Presenting Sponsor for Miami-Dade
(August 31, 2018, Lauderdale Lakes, FL) Catholic Health Services proudly announced that it will join the Alzheimer’s Association® Southeast Florida Chapter as Presenting Sponsor in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Miami-Dade. The walk in Museum Park, downtown Miami on Saturday November 3rd, draws thousands of participants from throughout the community, all committed to finding the cure and ending the scourge of this awful disease.
“As CHS is a leading provider of post-acute care and senior care services, we recognize firsthand the impact this awful disease has on the individual and the multi-layered burden it places on the family and caregivers. About 67% of persons with Alzheimer’s/dementia spend their final days in a nursing home and over 50% of residents in assisted living facilities or nursing homes suffer from the disease. These people are in our lives every day. It is in our Mission to care for and support them, their families, their caregivers and our staff who not only care for these people at work, but many at home in their own families as well.” said Joe Catania, President and CEO of Catholic Health Services. “The Alzheimer’s Association provides valuable support services, while also supporting critically need research. We are fully committed to support the Alzheimer’s Association.”
In the United States, more than 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16.1 million family and friends provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in the U.S.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Catholic Health Services is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami and the largest post-acute provider in the southeast United States. We provide a full continuum of healthcare and social services to the southeast Florida community. We serve more than 6,000 people on a daily basis with over 7,500 new patients per year and operate 36 facilities in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. For additional information, www.catholichealthservices.org