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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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  • 60 West started off the week by recognizing and thanking the housekeeping and laundry staff that are a critical part of their environmental services team and daily operation.  As with much of iCare’s recognition it came in the form of treats! September 13-29 is National Healthcare Environmental Services Week and their service means even more in 2020 as the COVID pandemic continues and environmental services teams are on the front lines everyday. A safe, hygienic, orderly, compliant and c…
  • On September 8, 2020 the team at Optum/United Healthcare treated the residents and staff of Touchpoints at Bloomfield to a tasty Summer treat of tropical shaved ice from the Kona Ice Truck.   Staff and residents had the opportunity to enjoy some sun and fresh air while picking out a shaved ice flavor. Some staff were seen dancing down the sidewalk! Optum/United has sent treats, snacks, recognition, thanks and relief to many of iCare’s care centers and we appreciate their thoughts and con…
  • The conditions and rules related to COVID seem to evolve and change almost every day. This is especially true in skilled nursing care centers across the State and country. However, it is important to note that the COVID infection rate in Connecticut nursing homes is LESS than the infection rate in the general population. Skilled nursing care centers are a safe place to receive the care you or your loved one need at this time. If you need medical care and treatment, including in a nursing home, s…
  • Today, August 31st, is International Overdose Awareness Day. As iCare Health Network provides extensive care and supports to persons recovering from opioid and other substance use disorders through its iRecovery Program, today is a time to remember those lost to overdose and substance use disorders and reflect on ways to reduce harm and risk.  International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associa…
  • “I have realized that I have been blessed to be here, the healing I needed, the therapy in both physical and emotional have provided the foundation I needed to regain my inner peace. My new strength will carry me into many brighter tomorrows. As I get ready to leave here on my actual 65th birthday, please know that every person I have made a connection with will never be forgotten.”
  • The healthcare heroes at Touchpoints at Bloomfield were treated to snacks and meals as a sign of appreciation and recognition from two generous partner organizations this week. Saisystems, in conjunction with Subway, sponsored meals for all three shifts, which was over 120 boxed meals. Saisystems is a Hartford Healthcare Partner, as is Touchpoints at Bloomfield. This generous event was meant to highlight the hard work and dedication of frontline healthcare workers and all staff who cared for res…
  • Jessica DeRing Jessica DeRing, Administrator of iCare’s 60 West care center in Rocky Hill, CT has been named and assumed the role of Connecticut Chapter President of the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) for the 2020-2022 term. According to its website, ACHCA was founded in 1962 and is a non-profit professional membership association that provides superior educational programming, networking, and career development opportunities for its members.
  • In early July 2020, the leadership team at Westside Care Center received the following testimony from the daughter who had both parents at Westside at the same time, in the same room. ” from the receptionists at the front desk, dietary, housekeeping, nurses’ aides to nurses were always polite, friendly and caring.  I was able to sleep at night knowing Mom and Dad were safe.  All of you helped me through the hardest days and months of my life, and I thank all of you for that. You all we…