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What is Respite?

Respite Care provides 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’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

Discover the latest from our blog

  • Residents of Trinity Hill Care Center took part in an NFL Fantasy Draft Party with special guest, former New England Patriot, and New Britain native, Tebucky Jones! Residents ate football season fare while they built their fantasy teams.  Each resident who participated in the draft will be able to track the progress of their fantasy team during their stay and throughout the NFL regular season. The resident with the most points at the end of the season will win an NFL gift basket.
  • On September 4th Chelsea Place Care Center held a pep rally type event, the second annual of its kind for iCare, at the care center in Hartford. iCare Health Network and all its care centers made the commitment to provide a Stigma Free environment and Stigma-Free care to residents with mental illness as well as those with substance use disorder, dementia and cognitive disorders in 2018.
  • iCare Health Network will be holding an all day RN Hiring Event on September 11, 2019 at the corporate office in Manchester for opportunities throughout the Network. Interviews will be conducted on the spot, if so desired. Every person hired will be entered to win an Apple iPad. Every attendee will be entered into a drawing to win a door prize. Check out the full post by clicking or go to icare.careers. 
  • 60 West's Busy Summer

    August 29, 2019

    Thanks to the excellent work of the life enrichment staff, the 60 West residents and staff were busy all Summer with activities. The Summer was kicked off with a Christmas in June event, followed by partnerships with and donations to Hands on Hartford, cultural travel luncheons and decorating the patio garden. 
  • The Touchpoints at Bloomfield Food Services team participated in Windsor Senior Center’s Summer Celebration on August 15th.  Said Food Services Director Paul DeMaida, ”We prepared breakfast for 75 here at the facility and then delivered it to the senior center where we stayed to serve the local seniors. It was well received and we had a great time doing it.”  The staff that participated were Paul DeMaida, Brandon Williams (a cook), and dietary aides Jeanita Brown and Marle…
  • The staff and residents of Touchpoints at Bloomfield had an outstanding time dunking the “shark”, Administrator Jaime Faucher. Staff and residents participated in throwing the bean bags into the sharks mouth. If they hit the target Jaime the Shark was “dunked” with very cold water by Recreation Director Cindy Payne. The week included a visit from a shark expert who spoke on a shark’s day to day life, made shark teeth necklaces and of course watched the popular 1970’s film Jaws.  
  • Three veterans who are current residents at Silver Springs Care Center in Meriden took part in an equine therapy program through Manes and Motions, a Therapeutic Riding Center operated by Hospital for Special Care in New Britain. According to the Manes website, “riding a horse gives you freedom and empowerment through movement. A horse can be a powerful motivator in reviewing or reinforcing many behavioral, physical, mental, social and emotional goals.”
  • On August 10, 2019, staff and their families represented iCare at the 2019 West Indian Independence Celebration and Parade in Hartford. The iCare team marched in the parade from Main and Battles Street, ending in Bushnell Park, decked out in matching t-shirts with a One Love theme.