The Alzheimer’s Association’s Respite Care Assistance Program is offering relief to caregivers. The Program is funded by the Alzheimer’s Association Great Plains Chapter and up to $500 may be awarded for respite care services. The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time to get out of the house to run errands, visit friends or simply to rest.
The program is set up so that the primary caregiver can utilize the services of a home health agency, adult daycare program or an independent caregiver (neighbor, friend or family member) to care for their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease for a brief period of time. Short-term nursing or residential care provided by an assisted living of nursing home may also be approved depending on individual circumstances. The benefits of using respite services can be tremendous for a caregiver. It is a good way for them to take time for themselves, giving a temporary rest from caregiving while the person with Alzheimer’s continues to receive care in a safe environment.
In order to qualify for the Alzheimer’s Association Respite Care Assistance Program a diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease or another related form of dementia is required. There are no income requirements to quality for the program. The Respite Care Assistance Program is supported entirely through donations and was made possible thanks to the many generous donors of the Great Plains Chapter. To learn more about the Respite Care Assistance Program and to access application forms visit: www.alz.org/greatplains/in_my_community_helping.asp.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
For more information, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at (402) 420-2540 or visit www.alz.org. The Alzheimer’s Association Great Plains Chapter serves 80 counties of Nebraska and all of Wyoming with their administrative office located in Lincoln, Nebraska.