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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 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.

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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  • During the week of June 19-25 the team at Parkville Care Center held a Spirit Week for residents and staff to kick off Summer ‘22. The week included five different themes; DIsney Day, Nerd Day, Wig Day, Styling Summer Dress Day and Wacky Socks Day.  Spirit Weeks are a great way to spice up the time between holidays and other events and engage residents in activities, therapeutic recreation and just plain fun. 
  • On June 20, 2022 Touchpoints at Home, the home health division of iCare Health Network, received an Official Citation from the General Assembly as congratulations for a deficiency free Department of Public Health Survey.  The citation reads in part, “it is rare that an agency would be free of deficiencies on a survey and the Touchpoints team should be proud of this accomplishment. Thank you for the difficult and essential work you do, especially during the challenging times of the COVID p…
  • Parkville Care Center in Hartford, part of the iCare Health Network, is excited to introduce a post-amputation, limb loss program. The program is designed to holistically treat the patient and their family through the pre and post stages of limb loss and amputation rehabilitation.  Services for residents with limb loss include Rehabilitation Services, Nursing, Social Services, and Nutrition Services and are supported by a consulting physician, mid level providers, wound care consultants and pr…
  • Today we celebrate Juneteenth, a day that commemorates a pivotal moment in our history that ended slavery in America. A day to reflect on our history, the fight for freedom and the work that still needs to be done today. A day to celebrate African American culture and celebrate our diverse communities.  Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans by marking the anniversary of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger on Ju…
  •  iCare Health Network celebrates National Caeer Nursing Assistants Day which takes place today, June 16, 2022, the first day of Nursing Assistants Week. June 16th-23rd is the 45th annual National Nursing Assistants Week, with a theme of “Nursing Assistants: Kindness in Action.” The week celebrates the vital role Certified Nurses’ Aides (CNAs) play in the daily delivery of quality care and quality of life supports to our residents.
  • To all of our veterans Far and near. We thank you for your service For all those years. You sacrificed your time, And some gave your life. You preserved our freedom By willingly paying the price.
  • This past week Simba, a nine month old puppy, paid a visit to the staff and residents of Chelsea Place Care Center. Simba is truly an iCare dog, having been adopted by a staff member at Parkville Care Center before being deployed for pet therapy sessions at Chelsea Place.
  • According to the American Health Care Association (AHCA) website, skilled nursing care centers and their staff provide a​ steadfast commitment to providing high-level of care for their residents. This has never been more evident than the last two years during the pandemic. In addition to protecting and caring for their residents around the clock during a time of limited visitation and social distancing, staff stepped in and served ​as family members and friends to ensure that residents…