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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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  • January 23-27 is National Activities Professional Week with a theme of “Adventure Awaits”. On this week we celebrate all of iCare’s Therapeutic Recreation and Activities Professionals as they bring enrichment, fun, engagement and fulfillment to our residents’ lives.  According to the National Association of Activities Professionals Website, these teams are part of a vitally important profession that helps people live a life that is full of fun and meaningful activities.…
  • On January 20, 2023 a group from East Culture Arts Group performed traditional dances and songs in celebration of Chinese New Year.  According the their materials, East Culture Arts seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Chinese and other country’s cultures; promoting cultural exchange through singing, dancing and other activities involving the arts. China is home to 100 dance styles, representing fifty-six different ethnic groups, including the Han. Every dance has its own dis…
  • 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. But it is important on this day to remember what a life of service to others means. That loving one another is even more important in times of strife, discord and division. That words alone will not solve problems or save lives, but it is in your actions, big and small that you legacy and impact will be decided.  Today, go forward…
  • Parkville Care Center was in the holiday spirit this year with festive attire all month long. The month of December was full of special outfit and attire days like Cozy Toes, Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland, Rudolph Red Wear, Jolly Jeans and more.  Santa came to visit the residents, passing out gifts to all. Meanwhile staff enjoyed a tasty holiday lunch with music, raffles and plenty of merriment!  Now dash away all!
  • Chelsea Place held its annual Holiday Decorating Competition where staff and residents participate in decorating the units on which they work and reside.  This tradition started over ten years ago and visitors, vendors and supporting staff do the judging and the winners win a pizza party for staff and residents!  Staff and residents really enjoy this annual tradition, spending time decorating together but also the holiday cheer that comes about from the entire care center being decorated. …
  • On November 15, 2022 the team at Trinity Hill Care Center held a retirement celebration for Maria Oliveira. A Dietary Aide, Maria had an amazing 43 years of service to Trinity Hill residents, stretching back into the days where it was known as Hillside Manor.   Trinity Hill Administrator Yong Crandall expressed her appreciation for all of Maria’s years of hard work and dedication. A plaque with clock was presented in honor of the years she dedicated to the residents and the impa…
  • 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 all that they gave in service of our country.  There are dozens of veterans in every iCare facility as staff members, residents, vendors, families and others and we take every opportunity, especially today, to say, deeply and sincerely, Thank You.
  • The Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of Health Care Administrators 2022 inductees to the Connecticut Certified Nursing Assistant Hall of Fame included Touchpoints at Manchester’s Christine Pryce. The Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of Health Care Administrators inducts Christine Pryce into the Connecticut Certified Nursing Assistant Hall of Fame.  In recognition of your distinguished service and dedication to the health care needs of all residents, we are …