Financing a loved ones care can be an extreme financial hardship. Whether it's paying for the medical treatments, medication, or for the care at home - the bills can quickly add up. I was recently looking for options for Dad, and I stumbled unto a grant opportunity sponsored by Hilarity for Charity and the Home Instead Senior Care networks.
The initiative was started by Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen who have personally experienced the challenges of caring for a loved one. The grants are specifically for caregiving at home assistance and the application is extremely straight forward and easy to follow. It does ask a couple of questions that you will want to have information prepared such as your loved ones Physician's contact information as well as the breakup of how their expenses are covered. To submit an application, go here.
For details of the grant and to complete the application - go here. I've also outlined below some of the more important pieces of information.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant Program will award three types of Grants: “Year Long Grants” which consist of 25 hours per week for 52 weeks, “Mid-Length Grants” which consist of 15 hours per week for 52 weeks, and “Short Term Relief Grants” which consist of a one-time 25-hour grant to be used in hourly increments agreed upon by you and your local provider, and within calendar year.
To be eligible for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Grant, 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 Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Advisory Board will review all applications on a quarterly basis. They will be looking for key indicators such as: diagnosis, financial need, emotional need, access to social support. Please be as detailed as possible. Grants will be awarded on a quarterly basis.
After being actively involved in the Alzheimer’s community for the past several years, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen (along with some amazing friends) created Hilarity for Charity (HFC) in 2011. HFC hosts awesome, one-of-a-kind, and most importantly, hilarious events to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s among a younger generation. Seth and Lauren established the Hilarity for Charity Fund as part of the Alzheimer’s Association, through which monies raised are directed to help families struggling with Alzheimer’s care, increase support groups nationwide, and fund cutting edge research.