Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Program

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The following includes information from the Connecticut State Department on Aging: http://www.ct.gov/agingservices/cwp/view.asp?a=2513&q=313026 website.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR: Program is a joint partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association – Connecticut Chapter, the five regional Area of Agencies on Aging and the Connecticut State Department on Aging.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Connecticut Respite Care Program provides caregivers with services and help with developing a care plan for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia disorders. Eligible caregivers may apply for daytime or overnight respite services including: adult day care, home health aide, homemaker/companion, skilled nursing care or short term assisted living stays. The program pays for up to $7,500 in respite care services per family, per year. A 20% co-payment of the cost of service is required.

COST: 20% co-payment of the cost of services; a waiver is possible in case of financial hardship.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: An income and asset test is placed on the person needing care, not the caregiver. The person needing care cannot be covered by Medicaid, must have an income of $44,591 a year or less, and liquid assets of $118,549 or less. The applicant or authorized agent must provide a physician’s statement declaring that the patient has Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia disorder.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply through a regional Area Agency on Aging at the link below.

TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by program name:
Respite Care Program

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SOURCES: Connecticut State Department on Aging; Area Agency on Aging
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2017