Over 400 programs provide financial assistance for elder care. Help comes from federal, state, and local governments, the VA, non-profits, private organizations, and as many as 50 other agencies. The large number of sources and different and often conflicting qualification rules makes determining one’s eligibility a challenge. By answering a few questions, we help you find the programs for which you or your loved one is currently eligible as well as those programs for which you might become eligible as your situation changes.
The Respite Care Program is designed to provide a break, or a limited time of caregiver relief, from the constant physical and emotional stress of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Family caregivers generally find that the task of caring for a person with dementia is overwhelming. An occasional break from caregiving enables an exhausted caregiver to regroup, both physically and emotionally.
If you are in search of long term care and services through the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services, there are several application and support centers where you can apply and qualify for services you didn’t think possible. Overall, Medicaid supports more than 800,000 residents in Connecticut. If you are not sure where to start, give us a call and we can put you in touch with a Title 19 expert.
The towns of Bozrah, East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Ledyard, Lisbon, New London, North Stonington, Stonington, Preston, Salem and Waterford collaborate with the Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium and the CT Department of Transportation to expand transportation services to individuals age 60 and over and disabled adults. The annual fee is only $24 and can be utilized for residents in private homes. You can download the application here and bring it to your local town hall. For other programs in eastern CT, call (860) 848-5910.
The State of Rhode Island, Division of Elderly Affairs, has a pocket guide loaded with resources for independent living. Transportation for medical appointments in Westerly and surrounding areas provides van transportation (for a fee) for those age 60 and older Transportation for medical appointments, which requires advance notification, can be scheduled through RIDE at (800) 479-6902.