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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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  • November is National Home Health Care Month and iCare Health Network is celebrating with recognition for all of its hard working home care nurses, therapists and the whole team at Touchpoints at Home.  Please join us in honoring these compassionate, tireless workers who play an invaluable role for their clients as caregivers, companions, and friends, especially in the time of COVID. 
  • This is a unique Veteran’s Day in unprecedented times, when celebrations of service, gatherings and group recognition will be especially difficult but yet more important than ever. On behalf of iCare Health Network, our care centers and entire staff, we would like to honor all of our nation’s veteran’s for their service and their sacrifice for this country.  There are dozens of veterans in every iCare facility as staff members, residents, vendors, families and others and we take every op…
  • The staff and leadership at Westside Care Center honored Mary Lyons, a certified nurses aide, for her 47 years of service with a recognition last week. Mary retired as of October 30, having started at the care center in 1973. Mary has cared for residents at the center when it was The Meadows and West Side Multi Care prior to iCare and is shown here with a plaque honoring her many years of service and her daily impact on residents. She will be missed and truly loved working at Westside.
  • Many Halloween events were taking place around the iCare Health Network, as if 2020 wasn’t scary enough! The team at Touchpoints at Farmington held a Halloween costume parade for the residents today. Costumes and the parade made it possible to keep the spooky Halloween spirit while maintaining social distancing. The group did plenty of dancing and handing out candy.  The Westside Care Center team showed off their best costumes.  Touchpoints at Manchester had a quick dance party up the h…
  • Today, 60 West in Rocky Hill was one of the long term and post-acute care providers recognized with a 2020 Silver - Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated a commitment to a rigorous journey of continuous improvement in the quality of care provided to residents.  “We have been referring to this at 60 West as our Silver Lining to 2020. We are honored…
  • October 15th is Global Handwashing Day – a day and a practice that has taken on much greater significance during the ongoing COVID pandemic.  The first Global Handwashing Day was held in 2008, when over 120 million children around the world washed their hands with soap in more than 70 countries. Since 2008, community and national leaders have used GHD to spread the word about handwashing, build sinks and tippy taps and demonstrate the simplicity and value of clean hands. Organized by: The…
  • On October 1, 2020 iCare Health Network President and CEO Chris Wright announced in a memo to employees that Allison Breault had joined the company as its new Chief Clinical Officer.   “It is my pleasure to announce that Allison has accepted the new Chief Clinical Officer position for iCare Health Network. She brings to iCare a wealth of experience in executive clinical management. In addition to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she has a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and…
  • Today the Touchpoints at Farmington team, including the Heart Failure Program’s Transitional Care Nurse and the Touchpoints Therapy team, among others, received a glowing testimonial in the form of a Yelp Review. “  I had a lot of positive experiences. The staff at the facility was working with me very closely. I know I could not have done it by myself. I am happy to finally be returning home after a long stay however I greatly appreciate all the help and support provided to me by t…