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Respite Reimbursement Program
(Available in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake & Lorain Counties)

The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter’s Respite Reimbursement Program is funded by the Ohio Department on Aging through a grant from the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. 

Care Consultants assist interested families in assessing their need for respite and identifying options for securing temporary alternative sources of care to provide a much needed break from their caregiving responsibilities.  Caregivers receive financial reimbursement to apply toward the use of Adult Day Programs, Home Health Care Agencies, or Privately-Hired Home Helpers to provide companionship, housekeeping, or personal care.

Respite Reimbursement Goals:

To promote early service use.  Families often wait until a crisis before using respite.  This program is designed to help families initiate new respite service and experience the benefits of respite early.
To provide support.  Some caregivers are functioning quite well, but could benefit greatly from a modest amount of respite (e.g., one day per week). This program will allow caregivers to take care of themselves physically and emotionally, thus strengthening and prolonging the life of the informal caregiving system. 

Eligibility:

  • Family caregivers must currently reside with the person with dementia and provide all funding required demographic information.

  • Person with Dementia must reside in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake or Lorain counties.

  • Maximum allowable monthly income is $3000 for an individual and $6,000 for a married couple.

  • Persons who qualify for or are receiving Long Term Care Insurance benefits, or those enrolled in PASSPORT, Concordia Care, OPTIONS, Waiver IV, or Veteran’s Administration respite are NOT eligible to be reimbursed for respite services through this program.

Benefit:

Individuals meeting the eligibility requirements are able to receive a one-time award of $500 to apply toward their respite costs.  Because this program is grant funded, the terms of the reimbursement may change on July 1st of every year, or occasionally at other times if required.

Interested in this program?  Please call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email: cleveland-helpline@alz.org


 

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