Fred Haynes Dementia and Alzheimer’s Respite Care Fund
To provide respite or relief, to the primary caregiver of an individual with a diagnosis of dementia.
Who Can Apply?
Residents of St. Clair County who are the primary caregiver of an individual with a form of dementia. Please note; this grant is only available to applicants who are not currently receiving charity respite care through other St. Clair County agencies. There are no income requirements for program eligibility.
Who Provides the Care?
Local healthcare agencies will provide the care for your loved one in your home or at an adult day care center. Our partnering healthcare agencies provide staff educated in dementia care that are committed to providing quality respite care. All staff have passed a thorough background check. Please consult the attached list of respite care providers to select a provider of your choosing.
How Can I Use This Program?
The agency will work with you to deliver services based on your request, need, and aide availability. Funds are available in amounts up to $500.00 per calendar year and paid directly to the agency. Any fees accrued beyond $500 are not the responsibility of the grant.
Complete and submit the application form on the reverse side of this letter. Mail the completed application along with a dementia diagnosis from attending physician to:
The Council on Aging, 600 Grand River Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060
Attention: Fred Haynes Respite Care Fund
Applications are reviewed on a bi-monthly basis by Resource Committee members. After your application has been reviewed we will contact you and your preferred care provider. This grant is available on a first come, first serve basis and fund availability. All applications will remain on file for one year.
* If you require immediate or extended respite care, please contact your physician or local home health agency. Many home health agencies have charity care respite dollars readily available.
For assistance call: (810) 882-9915
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