Being a caregiver is more than just a full-time job–it’s an around the clock commitment. We know that you want to ensure your loved one gets the best possible care, but you have to be careful not to burn yourself out by trying to do everything alone. Having an elderly loved one in need of constant care can mean there’s little time in your life to take care of your other family members–or of yourself.
That’s why we developed dedicated services for giving family caregivers a break. In-home respite care was designed to allow you anywhere from a few hours to a few days a week to go to the bank, make dinner for your family, or take a nap–whatever you need to do to relax a little and fill your tank back up.
All of our caregivers are highly-trained in-home aides and they are supervised by a registered nurse, so you never have to worry about if you’re leaving your loved one in good hands.
How Much Does In-Home Respite Care Cost?
The cost of respite care in Arkansas depends on several factors. In some cases, a certain number of hours of in-home care may be covered by Medicare if your loved one qualifies and their application is accepted. Medicaid can sometimes be used to fill the gaps not covered by Medicare.
If you do not qualify for care services from either Medicaid or Medicare, you may be able to apply for a Family Caregiver Support Grant through your local Agency on Aging. The only requirements for applying are that the person being cared for is 60 or older, or that they have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia (can be of any age).
What You Need To Know
- In-home respite care in Arkansas may be covered by Medicaid/Medicare
- You may qualify for respite care grant
- Your local agency can help you apply for any and all respite care benefits you qualify for
- You can receive respite care even if your loved one is in a nursing home or assisted living facility
How to Find In-Home Respite Care Near Me
If you or your loved one are looking for respite care in Arkansas, reach out to your local Agency on Aging. Select the region in which you live and we will provide you with the contact information for the nearest agency that can help you. When you have been connected, one of our Information and Assistance Case Managers will go over your circumstances and needs before assigning you to a Coordinated Care Case Manager or connecting you with resources that can help you.