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Location: Champaign, IL
Time: 06:47 AM
The Area Agency on Aging has a Respite program for caregivers. Asset and income do not matter. Contact the local Area Agency on Aging to get in contact with the Caregiver Advisor in your area to assist you.
Time: 07:34 AM
I encourage you to contact the local Area Agency on Aging office. These offices offer information to assist you in locating the services available in your area. Hopefully, there will be respite services available on a cost-share basis. Also, contacting caregiver support groups in your area can be extremely helpful. The AOA office can usually supply contact information for these groups, and local hospitals and medical clinics might also have information. Hope this helps you in your caregiving journey.
Time: 03:15 PM
I live in Texas and got Mom broke in the first five years of her living with me which means she only had two thousand dollars in her bank account. After that the human resources came in and started giving me providers starting twenty five hours a week then up to seventy three hours after twelve year of keeping her plus respite care for three days off. She died after fifteen years of having her. I don't know about other states. good luck. Sharincc@ aol.com
Location: Presently Louisiana
Time: 03:36 PM
In Connecticut I was able to contact the North Central Area on aging. They were wonderful setting up a respite care arrangement for my stepfather and then covering approximately 2/3 of the cost. I'm not sure about Louisiana yet but I do know they have an aging group, I just need to contact them.
Check with any nursing homes, physician, social services or even your state legislators. They should be able to direct you in the right direction. Good luck and God bless your for caring for your aging parent at home. Rena
Time: 06:11 AM
Every state receives money from the federal government to help support family caregivers. Contact your Area Agency on Aging and ask about "caregiver help." They generally offer education, respite, help with assistive devices, emergency response systems or even home modifications; usually a combination of a few different things.