Respite elderly care grants

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Respite care is short-term medical care for people who are normally taken car of at home by family members. Respite care includes day care, in-home nurses, or overnight care in a facility, among other options. Respite care provides a short break for family members or other or other caregivers, so they can have some time to themselves.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America provides funding to families in need of help with respite care for family members with Alzheimer's or dementia. Respite care includes in-home care, adult day care or overnight care. The foundation gives £650 to families twice a year, in the spring and the fall. To apply, you must go through a foundation non-profit member organisation.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds a variety of health related areas. To receive funding from this foundation you must submit a proposal that is based in one of their focus areas. Respite care for the elderly covers two focus areas: equity/opportunity and vulnerable populations. Equity/opportunity seeks proposals that look to provide better and more equal access to medical services. Vulnerable populations focuses providing care to people with special needs such as children and the elderly. Submit proposals and the foundation will contact you regarding your status.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

PO Box 2316

Route 1 and College Road

East Princeton, NJ 08543


Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006

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The Department of Health and Human Services provides federal funds to states for respite care of children and the elderly. The governor of the state wishing for state agencies to have funds made available to them must apply on behalf of the state agency. The grants are then passed from state to local agencies for respite care, training people for care giving and research. The yearly cap for funds is £1,625,000.

Administration on Aging

Department of Health and Human Services

Washington, DC 20201


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