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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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  • iCare Health Network engages a company to administer periodic Resident Satisfaction Surveys to both long term care residents currently residing in the centers and residents recently discharged home.  These surveys provide a range of feedback and help iCare in improving and modifying customer service, clinical programs and the resident experience. Here is a sampling of positive comments that iCare residents shared about their overall experience and their feelings on the excellent iCare staff&#…
  • There are so many deep and meaningful quotes attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that resonate strongly for those in healthcare and in daily service to others. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2021, as in years past, iCare shared a post with some of Dr. King’s eloquent and meaningful quotes and facts about King. Many resonate in 2022, such as, “We may have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now.” Other quotes that are for our current moment but also ti…
  • As part of the major Christmas festivities that always take place around iCare Health Network, holiday pajamas and ugly sweaters made an appearance. December17th was National Ugly Sweater Day and Parkville Care Center and MissionCare at Holyoke definitely came through!  Check back for more photos as they continue to roll in from around the Network. 
  • Trinity Hill Care Center in Hartford will be supporting a toy drive at the care center as well as at 673 Park Street in Hartford, from 1-5PM. Displayed here are the flyer with all the details and a picture of Anthony dressed as Santa while passing out gifts at Connecticut Children’s.  The toy drive will benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where toys will be supplied to children who are receiving care starting in December and continuing throughout the year.
  • As a kick-off to the holiday season and to show appreciation to its hard working employees, the team at Chelsea Place Care Center held a Spirit Week November 14-20th.  The Week included, as it always does at Chelsea Place, plenty of music, dancing, food and fun. The different theme days included Twin Day, Sports Day, Crazy Hair or Hat Day, Throwback Thursday and more.  Nice work, Chelsea team!
  • To celebrate its hardworking staff, the team at Touchpoints at Chestnut threw an Employee Appreciation Day. No better way to show appreciation than serving some delicious food. The spread was mainly East Indian cuisine prepared by Dunns River, a Jamaican Restaurant in Hartford. The event was a big success and an excellent way to kick off the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Chestnut’s Dwayne Mullings, Cori Knutsen and Jennifer Oliveira served the staff.
  • During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. According to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) website, to recognize their efforts, we call upon all Americans to commemorate the power of caring, both…
  • On the November 16 episode of PBS NewsHour, 60 West was featured and profiled in a segment titled “America’s prison population is aging, but care options for older parolees remain limited.”  The segment featured two residents describing how 60 West has impacted their lives and Administrator Jessica DeRing detailing the impact of the care center’s mission on individuals and public policy.