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 an individual with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementia, cognitive, behavioral 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.
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.
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.
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With Deep Gratitude for Your Service, Happy Veterans Day 2023
November 11, 2023On behalf of iCare Health Network, our care centers and entire staff, we would like to honor all of our nation’s veteran’s for all that they gave in service of our country. We celebrate the service of our Veterans with gatherings and group recognitions and celebrate their service and their sacrifice. Check back in as we update with the day’s events.
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On October 31, 2023, the team at Parkville Care Center celebrated and recognized Maria Parks for her 37 years of service to the residents of Parkville, stretching back to when it was Park Place and before that, Greenwood Manor. Maria is an LPN Charge Nurse who is beloved by staff and residents and was a mentor to new nurses. She was present for the Greenwood fire in 2003 and spoke this year at the 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony. Maria’s retirement party included many emotional …
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On Saturday, October 28, 2023 a team from Parkville Care Center took part in the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Greater Hartford and raised over $1000 for advancing the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. The walk took place at Rentschler Field and according to the Alzheimer’s Association website in total had over 1,300 participants in 275 teams and raised $300,000 towards their goal. Great job, Parkville team!
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iCare Health Network Celebrates Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day 2023, Marches in Parade
October 9, 2023On October 8, 2023, staff and their families from iCare’s Parkville Care Center and Trinity Hill Care Center represented iCare Health Network in celebrating the 2023 Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival del Coqui. As they did in 2019 and again in 2022, the iCare team marched in the parade from Wawarme Avenue, ending in Bushnell Park, decked out in matching t-shirts and regalia and accompanied by decorated Jeeps.