Choosing our Own at-Home Options

The COHO program is designed to support adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias or other cognitive disabilities, as well as their caregivers. Each qualifying Mat-Su participant will be assigned a COHO Consultant, who will work with you to create a tailored plan of supports and services to maximize independence and aging-in-place.

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** Qualified participants must reside in the Mat-Su Borough, cannot live in an ALH/nursing home


Who is Eligible?

  • A person who lives alone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and/or an intellectual or developmental disability with suspected dementia
  • Alzheimer’s and dementia family caregivers of qualified participants


The COHO Program Offers

  • Limited funding for services such as respite and home modifications.
  • Guidance in developing a step-by-step support plan.
  • Consultations, referrals, and ongoing support and training.


For more information or to schedule a consultation, call Shelby Farthing at 907-771-9136, or email Send faxes to 907-561-3315.


Silver - Interim Education Director

Kevin is our expert on mini-grants and offers support to the Education team. His personal experiences in dealing with dementia make him a valuable resource to those navigating a similar journey.

Specialty: Mini-Grants, COHO

📞 907-561-3313   [ext 122]
📠 907-561-3315

Farthing - COHO Director

Shelby moved to Alaska after completing her Masters of Public Health in Health, Services, Policy and Management at the University of South Carolina. She is an Aunt to six nephews and two nieces, and is a ‘Dog Mom’ to her 10-year-old rescued Miniature Pincher named Jake.  When she is not at work, Shelby is pursuing her PhD in Health Education and Promotion at Walden University, and also enjoys hiking and tv shows like New Girl and Brooklyn 99.

COHO Director
Specialty: Dementia Education

📞 907-561-3313   [ext 136]

Davin - COHO Specialist

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Johnathan moved to Alaska in 2010. He has over 13 years of healthcare and medical experience supporting people of all ages. He has worked to help create activities and programs for mentally challenged adolescents and children and has also worked in the Orthopedic Unit at a local Anchorage hospital.

When he’s not working Johnathan loves to travel, watch football and basketball, and enjoys camping and being in the outdoors.

Specialty: COHO, Dementia Education
Education: Nursing degree
Languages: English, Tagalog

📞 907-561-3313   [ext 105]
📠 907-561-3315