Nevada Respite Care Grants Provide Low-Income Families With Help To Care For A Loved One With Dementia Or Disability | Carson City Nevada News
Are you a Nevada resident caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia?
Caring for a loved one with dementia full-time can be a very stressful job, especially when many people have to work at other jobs or care for other family members at the same time.
Through the difficulties of the past few years, caregivers may have found themselves more isolated and unable to find time for themselves to care for themselves in addition to the care they provide for others.
There are two respite care programs that can help caregivers get the help they need.
Through a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association and the State of Nevada Division of Aging and Disability Services, the Respiratory Care Grant may be able to help.
Respite care provides caregivers with a temporary break from caregiving while the person with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is cared for in a safe environment.
The Respite Care Subsidy can help offset the costs of care services such as home care, attendance at an adult day club, or temporary respite overnight stays.
To be eligible, the person with dementia and their primary caregiver must live in the same residence in Nevada, and the person receiving care must have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
In addition, their primary caregiver must be in need of financial assistance to receive the respite grant.
A recipient of a respite grant said, “I appreciate this program so much because it will help relieve the stress of caring for my husband’s illness and allow me to visit my children outside of state for a few days. I think this is a wonderful program that allows caregivers to rest and enjoy a moment without the worry or high cost of caring for a loved one.
For more information on the Nevada Respite Care Grant, please call 1 800 272 3900 or visit https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/care-options/
The second program to help caregivers of loved ones with disabilities is the Respite Voucher Program offered by Seniors in Service, funded by the State of Nevada Division of Aging and Disability Services.
Seniors in Service provides respite voucher services to qualified live-in caregivers throughout northern Nevada and as far south as Tonopah.
Like the respite grant, the respite voucher program aims to help caregivers get the time they need to care for themselves and their loved ones.
To be eligible, the person being cared for must be at least 60 years old, not residing in an assisted care facility, have a functional impairment that requires someone to ensure their safety and well-being in order to continue living at home, and cared for by a family member or friend who is unpaid.
To find out more about the Respite Voucher Scheme, please contact Seniors in Service on 775 358 3914.