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CAREGIVING

Arizona Family Caregiver Respite

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Written by: Meaning & Hope Institute

As a family caregiver, taking a break is important in staying healthy and resilient. Respite programs offer a compassionate and exciting opportunity for family caregivers to receive much-needed support. There are several programs throughout Arizona that provided funding for respite care. Have questions? Call 1-888-737-7494.


Arizona Veteran Family Caregiver Star Card

Receive $500 for Respite Opportunities

For family caregivers of veterans or veterans who are family caregivers.

Respite Vouchers qualify for:

  • Adult Day Health
  • Professional Support
  • Emergency Respite
  • Caregiver Training
  • General Self-Care Needs

How It Works:

  • Complete a brief questionnaire
  • Verify veteran status
  • Receive a $500 pre-paid Star Card
  • Use your Star Card for goods and services that provide you respite

This project is a collaboration between Duet: Partners In Health & Aging and the Arizona Caregiver Coalition, and is funded by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services through the Arizona Veterans’ Donation Fund.


Other Respite Services

1) Adult Day Health Centers

Call the Arizona Caregiver Coalition today at 1-888-737-7494 and ask about the Respite Program at adult day health centers.

2) Respite Voucher

You arrange for respite, usually in your own home. You can hire an agency, or you can ask a trusted friend or neighbor to come and stay with your family member. You pay them, then you send us the receipt and timesheet and we reimburse you.

3) Maricopa County Caregiver Support Program:

In addition to the Respite services listed above, the following categories are eligible for reimbursement from the Arizona Caregiver Coalition to family caregivers in Maricopa County: Home Modifications/Assistive Technology for care recipients under 18, Hiring a Social Worker/Care Navigator, Caregiver Training, Recreational Activity.

For more information, visit Arizona Caregiver Coalition Website or call 1-888-737-7494

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