Aging In Place
Connecticut Statewide Respite Program
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How can this program help me?

This program provides respite care for caregivers through various programs and services. Respite care gives caregivers some relief from the stress of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related illnesses. The program can provide you with helpful information and support and show you how to develop a plan of care.

Services are also provided to the person you are caring for, including:

  • Companions: A personal companion will spend time with the person who has memory loss.
  • Homemakers: This includes services such as housework, laundry, shopping, and running errands.
  • Adult day care: This lets the person with memory loss take part in social activities that happen outside of the home. Adult day care may also include health care services.
  • Home health aides: A professional can help with health needs such as checking blood sugar or giving medication.
  • Short-term stays: This service provides skilled nursing care or a short-term stay in a nursing facility, residential care home, or assisted living community.

Please note: You may be placed on a waiting list before you can get help from the program.

How do I get h?

To find out how to apply for this program, please call the Connecticut Statewide Respite Program at 1-800-994-9422. You may also contact your local Area Agencies on Aging for information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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