Dementia Caregiver Respite Grant
The Dementia Caregiver Respite Grant is fully funded by the Arkansas Legislative Council through the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Advisory Council, part of Act 391 of the 93rd General Assembly and administered by Alzheimer’s Arkansas. It may be used for in home respite care, adult day care, or a short term facility stay.
This is a $500 grant that family caregivers can apply for up to twice a calendar year (July 1 to June 30 as funds are available), with 6 months between approval dates.
Dementia Caregiver Respite Grant Details
The care recipient (patient):
- Can be of any age
- Must reside in Arkansas
- Must have a primary or secondary diagnosis on doctor’s letterhead of Alzheimer’s and/or any other dementia. Additionally, the diagnosis must state that the patient requires daily assistance, be signed by the doctor, and dated within a year of submitting the application.
To be considered for approval, the application and pre-survey must be fully completed, signed, and include a diagnosis of any dementia on a physician’s official letterhead or prescription pad. It will take up to 10 business days to process your application. An eligible application does not guarantee approval.
Funds are limited to the number of processed applications submitted during the grant period. Alzheimer’s Arkansas cannot guarantee the availability of funds throughout the entire grant period.
If your application is approved, you will receive via mail an approval letter, a Respite Survey Log and payment via check.
This grant may be used to pay for respite care services ONLY. This includes services such as:
- in-home care
- temporary daycare
- short-term facility stays
This grant and/or funds cannot be used as self-payment to the family caregiver to provide care to the patient.
The grant funds will be paid in full via check to the applying caregiver. The check will be sent with the approval letter and a respite log/survey. After receipt and use of grant funds, applicants must submit the respite log/survey no later than 90 days after the approval date. This survey can be submitted via mail, email, or fax.
***Failure to submit the survey will result in the disqualification of any future Alzheimer’s Arkansas grants.***
For questions, please call 501-224-0021 or email [email protected]. Applications and surveys are available to download or complete online at alzARK.org/grants/ as well.