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Scholarships For Caregivers to Take a Break!

Are there times when you need temporary help taking care of your family member? Family caregivers who are caring for a relative with dementia need periodic breaks. When you need a vacation from caregiving let us help you.  This special program is available to families/primary caregivers who are undergoing difficulties and emergencies such as illness, hospitalization, or death, as well as caregiver or staff vacation, who reside in Nassau and Suffolk.

Our respite scholarship program is a unique program serving family caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and can help ensure that your loved one’s needs are met when you can’t be there. This service provides short-term,  temporary care that gives the caregiver the opportunity for  relief from the demands of care, making their lives more fulfilling.
The Scholarship Respite Program offers temporary overnight care for families who need a break from the continuous demands of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.
For families in Nassau and Suffolk Counties caring for someone with dementia, Parker provides out-of-home and in-home respite opportunities, ranging from a period of a few hours to a few weeks in the home or out of the home, during the day, evenings or overnight. Eligible families are provided with a maximum of 120 hours of paid respite care per calendar year. To be eligible families must be enrolled in the Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands program and live in Nassau or Suffolk County.  There are no income requirements for this program, however, this program is afforded limited funding and therefore eligible candidates may be subject to prioritization.    
Once eligibility has been determined by our staff, caregivers are able to select and arrange respite services through a licensed and accredited provider/agency of their choosing.  Payments for these services will be issued by our organization directly to the care provider.  Caregivers will no longer be required to pay for these services in advance and wait for reimbursement from Parker.We encourage all caregivers to take advantage of this program.  Funds are limited and are offered on a first come, first served basis. 

To sign up for our scholarship program, go to Scholarship Application or call (516) 586-1507.

Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Needs Your Help!

As we look forward to 2017, we are eager not only to continue our work serving those living with Alzheimer’s disease, but also to make our caregiver program more accessible to all families caring for someone with Alzheimer’s more accessible. Be a Hero and volunteer.If you would like to offer your ‘helpful hands’ simply complete the Volunteer Application at:
or call the Volunteer Line at (516) 586-1507 to learn more.