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Connecticut Statewide Respite Care

What is The Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Program?
The Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Program is funded by the State Department on Aging and is operated in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Chapters of Connecticut and the Connecticut Area Agencies on Aging. Eligible families may apply for daytime or overnight respite care services including but not limited to: Adult day care, home health aide, homemaker/companion, skilled nursing care, self-directed care, Cognitive Training, or short term nursing home placement. Contact the Area Agencies on Aging for an application: 1-800-994-9422.

Program Eligibility and Guidelines:
The applicant or authorized agent must provide a Physician's statement declaring that the patient has Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder such as: Multi-Infarct dementia, Parkinson's Disease, Lewy Body Dementia, Huntington's disease, Pick's disease or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. The applicant cannot be receiving services under the Connecticut Home Care Program for Elders (CHCPE), must have an income of no more than $44,591 per year and liquid assets of $118,549 or less. The program pays for up to $7,500 in respite care services per family per year. A 20% co-payment of the cost of the service is required, but may be waived based upon financial hardship.

Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Brochure


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