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. Submissions for this round must be received by Monday, June 22nd, 2020. If you are selected, you will be notified by the week of June 29th.
Recipients of Caregiver Recharge Grants must reside within one of our service areas across North America, and may not be current clients. Click here to find an office near you.
Please keep in mind that we provide non-medical in-home care. If the person you are caring for has medical needs, we unfortunately will not be able to award this grant or service for his or her own safety.
Relax, Relfect, and Rejuvenate. Because Caring For Another Requires Caring for Yourself.
temporary care of a dependent person, allowing their regular caregiver time to recharge.
Know Your Loved One is in Trusted Hands While You Recharge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.