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Respite Well

Respite Well

  • This voucher is a new, pilot program beginning with a trial roll out in March 2019.
  • A San Diego County program providing respite for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).
  • The voucher is intended as a subsidy so that the County contributes 50% to respite expenses and the cost to voucher recipients in 2019 is as follows:

Home care, per hour: $13.50

Adult day program, per full day: $54.00

Assisted living, per night: $123.50

  • To qualify, a patient must have some type of Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia (where most cognitive impairment qualifies) and the primary caregiver must demonstrate some level of stress related to the situation
  • After a screening by Coast Care Partners, recipients will receive one service under one of the following Silver, Gold or Crisis levels:

Silver, where recipient pays apx. $234 per month

Home care: 4 hours of care weekly;

Adult day program: 1 day of care weekly; OR

Assisted living: 1 week of care, every 4 months

Gold, where recipient pays apx. $468 per month

Home care: 8 hours of care weekly;

Adult day program: 2 days of care weekly; OR

Assisted living: 1 week of care, every 2 months

Crisis, where recipient pays apx $988, one-time

Home Care: 3 days of care (72 hours); OR

Assisted living: 8 days of care

Silver and Gold vouchers can be used for six consecutive months. Crisis voucher is for a one-time use. After selected, type of service may not be changed. Home care is provided with a minimum shift length of 4 hours.

  • How to obtain a voucher
  • To maintain program quality, distribution is occurring in a limited manner.
  • In the initial pilot phase, vouchers are being distributed to some hospitals in the Sharp, UCSD, Scripps, Kaiser, and Tri-City systems, as well as other skilled nursing facilities and hospices.
  • If you have received a voucher from a healthcare provider, please have your voucher in hand with the serial number and call (888) 667-9237.
  • A lottery system for receiving vouchers is also being designed.
  • For updates, check back at this page in the coming weeks or email to RespiteWell@CoastCarePartners.com.
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