Caregiver Time Out - Fact Sheet

Summary of the Program

♦ Caregiver Time Out is a program that REIMBURSES caregivers of persons with dementia an average of $100 per month for respite services. The program is designed to give the primary caregiver a break from caregiving.

♦ Caregivers may choose respite services in the form of:

In-home services – homemaker, companion or personal care provided in the home by a licensed provider. (Some exceptions apply)

Adult Day Care Centers- care provided in a community facility or church/synagogue sponsored program.

Overnight respite- care provided in a licensed assisted living facility or nursing home.

The caregiver is responsible for the selection, arrangement and payment of respite services through a licensed in-home provider, a licensed assisted living facility or an adult day facility. Some exceptions do apply.

Financial Assistance:

♦ Caregivers enrolled in the Caregiver Time Out program are eligible to be reimbursed for respite expense up to $1,200 per year.

♦ Funds are limited and financial assistance is contingent on continued program funding. Services paid by Medicare or Medicaid cannot be reimbursed to the caregiver.

♦ To receive reimbursement, the caregiver must submit a completed verification of service form.

For more information contact Direct Services at:

1500 2nd Avenue

Columbus, GA 31901

(706)327-5208

Email: directservicecorp@knology.net

www.directservices.org

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