Caregiver Respite Grant Program

The HFC In-Home Care Grant provides exceptional in-home care relief to families affected by Alzheimer's, giving the primary caregiver support, rest and respite.

HFC and the Home Instead Senior Care network are working together to provide much-needed relief to those serving as caregivers to their loved ones living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Together, we give the family caregivers we serve the ability to do important things like continue to work, grocery shop, go to medical appointments, or even take a moment to themselves. We've learned that caregivers are the strongest when cared for themselves.

HFC is proud to have awarded over 300,000 hours of in-home respite care across the United States and Canada.

While there isn't a cure, there is care.

  • “I cannot begin to tell you how much this grant has meant to me..The gift of this treasured grant allows me some rest each week, and/or time to run errands. When our caregiver arrives, I am able to leave with peace of mind..Thanks from the bottom of my heart for providing funds for our 'angel' each week.”
    — HFC In-Home Care Grant recipient
  • “The words Thank You just don’t seem to be enough to express my heartfelt appreciation. I have barely been out of Sue's sight, since 2006. Our world has shrunk to the size of her bedroom and bath with conversation from babbling to hysteria. Please accept my total gratitude, for the chance to join humanity again.”
    — HFC In-Home Care Grant recipient


To be eligible, the caregiver(s) or loved one living with Alzheimer’s & Dementia must fit within the following criteria:

  • Currently living at home with Alzheimer’s disease or related Dementia.
  • Caregiver(s) is facing financial and emotional hardships due to the unique challenges of Alzheimer’s or related Dementia.
  • Resides in the United States or Canada.
The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2), which manages the American Indian and Alaska Native Resource Center for Brain Health, is partnering with HFC to provide up to 25 respite care grants for family caregivers of American Indian and Alaska Native people living with memory loss, other cognitive issues, and/or a diagnosis of dementia and/or Alzheimer's disease.

These respite care grants for family caregivers from American Indian and Alaska Native caregivers of AI/AN families (including Tribal communities, Alaska Native Villages, and urban Indians) and are funded by the generous support of the CDC Foundation who is working to address increased direct service needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.