Spectrum Generations Caregiver Respite Program can assist a caregiver that takes care of a loved one with a memory impairment. The program can help a caregiver pay for someone to come into their home and stay with their loved one while they take time for themselves.

The person that provides respite care can be a family member, friend, neighbor or someone from a home health agency or a day program of choice. The program can reimburse the caregiver for 80 percent of what it costs for several hours of adult day care or in-home care, up to $3,040 a year.

To qualify, the care recipient must have a written diagnosis of a memory impairment, must not be receiving any other state supplement for respite, and liquid assets cannot exceed $50,000 for one person or $75,000 for a couple.

For more information, call Spectrum Generations’ Family Caregiver Support Program at 800-639-1553.

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