The Dementia Respite Care Grant

CVCOA offers respite grants to support the health and well-being of the caregiver and to delay or prevent placement of the care recipient in a nursing home facility.

CVCOAs Respite Grant Helps Support Caregivers

CVCOA offers respite grants to support the health and well-being of the caregiver and to delay or prevent placement of the care recipient in a nursing home facility.

This grant provides funds up to $1000 to unpaid family caregivers of individuals with irreversible dementia.

It is intended to help unpaid family caregivers get additional support, allowing them the chance for rest and renewal.

Grant awards can be used to pay for adult day services, to hire a respite care provider, or to hire help for personal care or homemaker tasks.

To be eligible, the care recipient must:

  • Live at home within the CVCOA service area
  • Have a physician’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related progressive dementia
  • Have an annual income of no more than $38,640 (individual) or $52,260 (couple).
  • May not be participating in the Choices for Care Long-Term Medicaid program, Veteran Directed Program or the Attendant Services Program

Other requirements apply. 

Click here to view the full 2021-2022 Dementia Respite Care Grant eligibility and application instructions to see if you qualify.

Kinship Respite Grant

Kinship Respite Grants are available to individuals 55 years and older who are the primary guardian for a minor in their care. Funds may be used for child care in the home, outside the home or at youth activities. Contact Barb Asen at 802-476-2681 or [email protected]