“When we die, no one will discuss how much money we have or success we’ve experienced; the only residual will be the level of impact made in the lives of others.”
-Deborah M. Jackson
Who Are We?
Healed3D, Inc., is a 501c3 organization dedicated to transforming the lives of all caregivers, and empowering the world above Alzheimer’s.
Deborah M. Jackson, founder and full-time care partner of eight years to her mother Mercedes, never imagined their lives intersecting with cognitive impairment, or caregiving. With a sense of urgency, and through unimaginable uncertainty and fear she sold everything she had, returned home and moved in with her mother.
Truly this became one of the most emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically challenging periods of her life. Out of this messy journey, Healed3D has emerged.
Through research and experience, Deborah identified two critical gaps related to caregiving and Alzheimer’s.
- According to the Family Caregiving Alliance, as of 2016 there are a total of 53 million caregivers in the United States, and less than .1% of them are receiving spiritual and emotional support through their local church (if at all).
- While research, science, clinical studies, and interventions for Alzheimer’s are of top priority, one of the greatest gaps is the need for education, support and care initiatives consistently reaching communities.
The goal of Healed3D is to progress caregiver ministry through caregiver retreats/restores, and empower communities by erasing the Alzheimer’s stigma with educational summits, community programs and short-term care respite initiatives benefiting the entire family dealing with primarily mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
Founder – Deborah M. Jackson
Caregiver, Award-Winning Speaker, Author, Educator
Deborah Maria Jackson, a returning native of New Orleans is an award-winning Professional Inspirational Speaker, Caregiver, Author, Pastoral Care leader and Jewelry designer. She is founder and Executive Director of the Healed3DR, Inc.’s Caregiver’s Flourishing Foundation and the National Alzheimer’s Triple E Summit. Deborah is a diverse educator equipped with 20 years of Business/Leadership experience in organizations like Merck and Johnson & Johnson, Theological/Biblical studies, Entrepreneurship, and Alzheimer’s & related Dementia caregiving and disease knowledge. Additionally, Deborah spent 20 years in a professional tennis career, playing #1 Division 1 Tennis at the University of New Orleans. With Deborah’s vast professional experiences, her most meaningful, life-changing, impactful role is and will forever be her time (now eight years) as an Alzheimer’s caregiver to her mom.
Our Board & Advisory Council
- Deborah M. Jackson, Founder/Executive Director
- Gayle Bailey Green, Outreach Coordinator
Healed3D Board of Directors:
- Deborah M. Jackson, B.S., Mdiv.
- Leonard Lewis III
- Vikki Sims, MA
- Laura Seplavy, Bristol Meyers Squib Cardiovascular
- Cory Sparks, Ph.D., Pastor
- Jeffery Keller, Ph.D., Research Scientist LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Institute for Alzheimer’s
- Norman Francis, Ph.D., President Emeritus Xavier University of Louisiana
Through research and experience,
critical gaps related to caregiving and Alzheimer’s became evident.
Did You Know?
11 Million more people could be on this caregiving journey. While Alzheimer’s research is vital, the need for education, support and community care initiatives is grossly under-addressed.
Theology Today notes that there are 53 million caregivers in the United States today; less than .10 percent are receiving any spiritual and emotional support through their local church. Clinical, spiritual, emotional and financial needs are not being adequately addressed.
According to the National Center on Caregiving, an estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities.
The value of unpaid caregiving labor is estimated at $306 billion annually, nearly double the combined costs of home health care ($43 billion) and nursing home care ($115 billion) according to research by the National Center on Caregiving.