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Eligible caregivers could receive funding for emergency respite care

Posted on 05/13/19 by Lyle Halvorson

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Emergency respite funding for eligible North Dakota caregivers is now available through the Lifespan Respite Care Grant.

The purpose of the Lifespan Emergency Respite Care Grant Service is to offer the funding and resources to support caregivers of children with special needs or of adults who have an urgent need for respite care in the absence of any other funding sources.

Caregivers, for the purpose of the grant, include: family members (including spouses and parents), foster parents, or other adults providing unpaid care to adults and children who require care beyond that needed to meet their basic needs.

Examples of when emergency respite may be needed:

  • Caregiver illness (physical, mental, emotional), hospitalization or death
  • Illness of a loved one
  • Substance use disorder
  • Caregiver/care recipient conflict
  • Abuse/neglect prevention

Requests for emergency respite funding can be accepted from agencies working with caregivers and care recipients.

Click here for more information on emergency respite care.

If you have questions about Lifespan Emergency Respite Care service or caregiving resources in North Dakota, please call 855-462-5465, email Carechoice@nd.gov or visit https://carechoice.nd.assistguide.net/

This story is provided by AARP North Dakota. Visit the AARP North Dakota page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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