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What is Respite and What do Respite Care Services Entail?

Respite Care Services provide caregivers a temporary break, or time of relief, from their care giving duties. It is ideal for family caregivers in need of a break for vacation or other travel or for loved ones needing assistance in recovering from a health circumstance or life transition.

Respite Care also serves to provide a break from the constant physical and emotional stress of caring for a person with 24/7 needs, such as a person with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementia, cognitive and physical impairment and disability.

Caregivers often develop stress-related illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension, or ulcers. An occasional break allows an exhausted caregiver to regroup, both physically and emotionally, and to find the strength to carry on. 

iCare Health Network’s care centers specialize in providing respite care service to special patient populations such as individuals with memory care needs, substance use disorder, behavioral health needs and more. iCare care centers provide a safe, secure, reliable and temporary location for loved one to receive this care.

Resources

There are many sources of funding for Respite Care, making the service accessible and affordable. Let us assist you in connecting to resources by calling iCentral Admissions at (860) 812-0788 or see below.

The Caregiver Services Application

Connecticut Statewide Respite Program Brochure

National Family Caregiver Support Program Brochure

To check basic eligibility in the greater Hartford area, call North Central Area Agency on Aging at (860) 724-6443 and ask for the Respite Care Coordinator. Tell them you are interested in services at an iCare Health Network care center. 

News & Updates

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  • On May 6, 2021, Silver Springs’ Lynn Webster, RN, will receive the 2021 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing in a virtual ceremony hosted by Hartford Healthcare at Home. By amazing coincidence, the award ceremony is on Lynn’s 41st anniversary of employment at Silver Springs. Nightingale Award winners are recognized for making a significant impact on patient care and the nursing profession, going beyond the call, demonstrating excellence, showing commitment to the community serv…
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