If you are a caregiver for an Alzheimer’s or memory disorder patient in Vermont, you may be eligible for a grant to pay for adult day care or a private caregiver, take a short respite, or pay for housekeeping. Income requirements in some areas of Vermont go up to 300% of the poverty level. At the national rate that’s $67,000. Contact Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont, 56 Main St., Springfield, VT 05156; 802-885-2655; http://www.vermontel.net/~coasevt/caregiver_respite.html. For programs in other areas of Vermont or other states contact your state office on aging by going to http://www.aoa.gov/eldfam/How_To_Find/Agencies/Agencies.asp or by calling the Eldercare Hotline at 1-800-677-1666. You can also contact the office of your elected representative at the state or federal level.
Income Eligibility: varies case by case. Contact a program near you to learn specific requirements.
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