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CT State Respite Program



Program Description:

The CT Respite Care Program is funded by the State Department on Aging and is operated in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, and the Connecticut Area Agencies on Aging.

The program offers families caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s or dementia up to  a maximum of $7,500 a year in respite services, (based on available funding).  Respite care services include, but are not limited to: adult day care, home health aide, homemaker, companion, skilled nursing care or short-term nursing  care.  Funds may be used for daytime or overnight respite.  Our Respite Care Manager will visit your home to do an assessment of services needed and together with input from the caregiver will put together  a short-term care plan that meets the need of the family.

How does one apply and qualify for the CT  Respite Care Program?

Health Status:

The Applicant must provide a completed “Physician Statement” form from a physician stating that the patient has Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. (Physician form is attached to the application below).


The care recipient must have an income of $45,620 a year or less and have liquid assets of $121,283 or less. Note: these amounts do not include the income or assets of the caregiver ONLY the care recipient.  A 20% co-payment of the cost of the service is required.


CT Statewide Respite Brochures


CT Alzheimers Respite & NFCSP Application