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Rotary Supports Memory Care with Gift to Christiana Care Health System

The Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club and Georgetown-Millboro Rotary Club in Sussex County are supporting innovative approaches to improving memory care through a $5,000 gift to the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation at Christiana Care Health System.

“We are working to reduce caregiver burden and improve activities of daily living in individuals with problems in caregiver recognition,” said James Ellison, M.D., chair of the Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation at Christiana Care. “We are grateful for the Rotary’s financial support.”

The Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation is Delaware’s first and only comprehensive outpatient office for patients with memory disorders and their families.

Approximately 18,000 people across Delaware are coping with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. The Swank Center for Memory Care and Geriatric Consultation offers these patients and their families essential support, education and guidance from diagnosis through treatment.

“We are long-time supporters of Christiana Care Health System’s efforts to improve the care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease by exploring innovative new treatments,” said Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club Director Dave Keller. “Through this gift, we hope to make a real impact on the health and lives of our neighbors who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or are caring for loved ones with this disease.”

About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.

ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 5th best health system to work for in the United States and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by HealthGrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

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