The following includes information from the Connecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services: 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 of Aging and Disability Services.
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 $55,561 a year or less, and liquid assets of $147,715 or less. The applicant or authorized agent must provide a physician’s statement declaring that the patient has Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia disorder.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply through a regional Area Agency on Aging at the link below, or call the CT Statewide Respite Program, 1-800-994-9422 to be directed to your nearest Area Agency on Aging:
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by program name:
Respite Care Program
SOURCES: Connecticut State Department on Aging; Area Agency on Aging
PREPARED BY: 211/jm
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2023