Comstock Respite Grant

Please review the following information before applying. If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected].

Comstock Respite Grant Goals

  • Help family care partners to meet their own needs while caring for a loved one at home.
  • Provide time off (respite) for unpaid care partners
  • Help fulltime unpaid care partners access healthcare services to maintain their own emotional, psychological and physical health.
  • Maintain or improve care-partner well-being through use of respite and/or self-care which may enable the person with frontotemporal degeneration to remain home longer

Examples of Respite Care and Other Services Covered

  • In-home care (including family members and other community resources)
  • Adult day services
  • Short-term, overnight care at home or in assisted living or skilled nursing home
  • Mental health counseling or therapy
  • Yoga, mindfulness or other classes or resources to maintain well-being

Eligibility Requirements

  • Care partner and person with FTD must live together and be residents of the U.S.
  • Persons with FTD that are currently receiving respite care through Hospice or any service covered by Medicaid, Veterans Administration or other public healthcare benefits are not eligible
  • A diagnostic report(s) showing why the FTD diagnosis was made. A copy of a full evaluation by the diagnosing physician is preferred. Other acceptable records include a neuropsychological testing report and/or brain imaging tests such as MRI or PET scans. If diagnostic records are not available, a letter from a current physician detailing the diagnostic records they have seen may be acceptable.
  • The confidentiality of all personal information is protected. Medical records are destroyed after initial grant is approved.


  • AFTD will reimburse grantee for up to $500 for expenses incurred AFTER the date a grant is approved
  • Applicant is responsible for contracting with the service vendor of his or her choice
  • Applicant is responsible for providing AFTD receipts for services rendered upon request
  • For every fifth respite grant, submission of additional/current medical records from current physician
  • Please contact AFTD If you cannot use grant funds within six months of the approval date

Comstock Respite Grant Application

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