Help getting Caregiver Aid

Caring for a loved one demands significant amounts of time, attention, patience and dedication.Our Respite Program provides financial assistance to enable caregivers a break to attend a conference, event or simply have an afternoon or evening away from caregiving.

How to apply

Awards are granted on a first come, first served basis to eligible individuals. There is no fee to apply.
Contact a Patient Services Representative at 203.616.4328 or email [email protected].

Who is eligible?

The caregiver must:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States for at least six months with evidence of residency.
  • Undergo a financial evaluation of need to determine if they fall within the program’s financial eligibility guidelines.
  • Provide care for an individual with a confirmed rare disease diagnosis.

What care may be covered?

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Non-professional caregiver