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Home Care Assistance joins Maria Shriver and The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement to help support the family caregiver.

Caregiver Recharge Grants are awarded quarterly and the next round will be announced on Friday, June 28th, 2019. Submissions for this round must be received by Monday, June 24th, 2019.

*Recipients of Caregiver Recharge Grants must reside within the service area of one of over 150 offices across the United States and Canada and may not be current clients. Each office may award up to two grants per quarter. Click here to find an office near you.

Because caring for another requires caring for yourself.

Studies show that between 40 and 60 percent of family caregivers experience significant symptoms of stress, depression and physical exhaustion. Respite care services allow caregivers time to rest and recharge.

Let Home Care Assistance and The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement help you take time off to relax, reflect and rejuvenate. Know your loved one is in trusted hands while you recharge.

res·pite care

noun

temporary care of a dependent person, allowing their regular caregiver time to recharge.

Relax.

Reflect.

Rejuvenate.

Take care of yourself!

Apply for a Caregiver Recharge Grant today.

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Recent Grant Recipients

Mary C., Boston

Mary works full-time and takes care of both her mother-in-law who has Alzheimer’s and her husband with COPD. She is tremendously grateful for the recharge grant so that she can spend the weekend relaxing and sleeping past 5am.

Dedra C., Washington D.C.

Dedra has shown tremendous commitment as a caregiver to both her parents, one of which suffers from Alzheimer’s. She is deserving of two days of total peace of mind, not having to worry about her mother.

Lorraine M., San Francisco

Lorraine has been caring for her aunt for over 10 years, showing amazing commitment. She deserves a break so she can visit her cousin who she hasn’t seen in years.

Rachel S., Orange County

Rachel and her sister care for their mother, who was diagnosed with cancer, but also suffers from depression. She has been a source of physical - but especially - emotional support for her mother and deserves a break.

Veronica S., Dallas

Veronica currently cares for her mom and her grandmother who both have Alzheimer’s. She left her marketing career in Chicago to move to Dallas to take care of both her mom and grandmother. She is very thankful for the Recharge Grant and will use it for a spa retreat that has a pool or beach!

Lorna C., Miami

Lorna’s 77-year-old mother worked three jobs to take care of her children and make sure they were well provided for and she now makes it priority to take care of her. She is very thankful for the recharge grant and will use it so that she and her husband can spend time walking on the beach, holding hands and being still with one another.

Jean O., Seattle

I wanted my mother to have the best care possible, so I decided to buy a condo where I could take care of her myself. I had an ADA shower put in and a luxury vinyl floor that would help her get around in her wheelchair. We are getting along fine but time alone now is hard for me to find.

Mitzie’s Story

For the past seven years, Mitzie has been providing care to her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Here’s what she had to say after receiving the Caregiver Recharge Grant from our Fort Worth, Texas office:

"My husband and I had a wonderful weekend away. We did exactly what we planned and needed to do, which was much of nothing. We went to bed early each night, slept in each morning and we did not rush ourselves to do anything. We enjoyed wonderful food, shopping in the Sundance Square area of Ft. Worth, and we got to enjoy the beginning of the holiday season at the lighting of the Christmas Tree. It was wonderful to just get to enjoy the weekend with no responsibilities.

I never worried once about the care my mother would receive because I knew Home Care Assistance would watch every detail and take great care of her, and they did. My mother actually asked when the caregivers would be coming back. That is big! My mother is pretty attached to me and does not like it when I am unavailable. When I got home, everything was in order and on schedule with her routine. Your team did a great job and I thank you for that.

I am so very thankful to have been chosen for this 48-hour break. I want to say thank you to Home Care Assistance and the Women's Alzheimer's Movement for allowing my husband and I a few days of rest and relaxation. It was truly a blessing."

Caring for the Caregiver

Our Caregiver Recharge Grant recipient, Carole, cares for her 92-year-old mother, Fran, who has advanced dementia. She shares her struggles, joys and the impact that 48 hours of free care had on both her and her mother.

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The Evolution of Love and Devotion in Dementia Caregiving

While dementia changes many aspects of a person, it doesn’t have to change the love you share. We sat down with our grant recipient, Enma, to discuss some of the highlights and challenges of her caregiving journey, how taking respite improved her emotional well-being, and how dementia transformed the love and devotion she feels for her husband.

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Why respite care?

The Home Care Assistance Caregiver Recharge Grant program is our way to give back to the many family caregivers that give themselves to their aging loved ones.

We believe that in order to provide the best possible care, caregivers should prioritize their own health and well-being by taking essential time off. Our Caregiver Recharge Grants will be awarded four times a year to 25 family caregivers who would benefit from two consecutive days off from their caregiving responsibilities to rest and recharge. During this time, their loved one will receive hands-on care from an experienced Home Care Assistance caregiver.

We are the official Caregiving Partner of the Women's Alzheimer's Movement

Home Care Assistance is the official Caregiving Partner of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM), a nonprofit founded by Maria Shriver that seeks to raise awareness of women’s increased risk for the disease and raise funds for women-based research. WAM also seeks to provide support and resources to family caregivers (two-thirds of whom are women) as they serve on the frontlines of this disease each and every day.

As a partner of the The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement’s annual Move for Minds™ event, as well as other initiatives throughout the year, Home Care Assistance is helping bring attention to the needs of caregivers, while working with WAM to educate people of all ages on how they can care for their brain health starting today.

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What is our connection?

At Home Care Assistance, nearly 60% of our clients suffer from Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. With a mission to change the way the world ages, we are committed to raising awareness around this disease and educating our clients, their families and the thousands of communities we serve throughout the U.S, Canada and Australia.

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