CVCOA offers respite grants to support the health and well-being of the caregiver and to delay or prevent placement of the care recipient in a nursing home facility.
This grant provides funds up to $1000 to unpaid family caregivers of individuals with irreversible dementia.
It is intended to help unpaid family caregivers get additional support, allowing them the chance for rest and renewal.
Grant awards can be used to pay for adult day services, to hire a respite care provider, or to hire help for personal care or homemaker tasks.
To be eligible, the care recipient must:
- Live at home within the CVCOA service area
- Have a physician’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related progressive dementia
- Have an annual income of no more than $35,640 (individual) or $48,060 (couple).
- May not be participating in the Choices for Care Long-Term Medicaid program, Veterans Independence Program or the Attendant Services Program
Other requirements apply. Please view the 2017 Dementia Respite Care Grant eligibility requirements to see if you qualify.