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Eligibility – Respite Care and Supplemental Services
Grants for temporary respite and supplemental services are available through the NH Family Caregiver Support Program for eligible full time family caregivers who are personally providing unpaid care, full-time care to a frail individual who is 60 years of age or older.

Eligibility requirements:

In order to be eligible the family caregiver must be personally providing assistance to the care recipient with at least two of the following activities of daily living:

  • Bathing – The family caregiver is helping the individual they are caring for with bathing, including helping with washing, shampooing, getting in or out of the tub or shower brushing teeth, and other aspects of personal grooming.
  • Dressing – The family caregiver is helping the individual they are caring for with dressing including helping the individual to put on or take off clothing and footwear.
  • Toileting – The family caregiver is helping the individual they are caring for with transferring to get on or off the toilet, commode or bedpan, and to clean self, or the individual is incontinent.
  • Transferring – The family caregiver is helping the individual get to and from a bed or chair.
  • Walking/Mobility – Includes helping the individual move from one stationary point to another by removing obstacles, opening doors, and assisting with canes, wheelchairs or other assistive devices.
  • Eating / Feeding – The individual the family caregiver is caring for has difficulty chewing or swallowing without assistance or needs partial or total help with eating.

And/Or:

The person the family caregiver is caring for has been diagnosed with a cognitive or other mental impairment (such as Alzheimer's disease or other type of irreversible dementia) and it is no longer safe for them to be left alone.

The person the family caregiver is caring for has a serious health condition (such as COPD, Parkinson's disease, or mental illness) requiring around the clock supervision and it is no longer safe for them to be left alone.

The purpose of this program is to help prevent caregiver burnout, and delay or prevent nursing home placement.

Grant applications for eligible individuals can be obtained by calling the ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center toll free at (866) 634-9412.

 
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