CzepigaDalyPope Launches Initiative to Improve Respite Care Availability

After years of working with the elderly and their families, Attorney Sharon L. Pope set a personal goal that matches her clients: to keep a loved out of an institution and at home or in the community as long as possible.

One of the best ways to accomplish this is to take care of the caregiver.

With this goal in mind, Sharon is spearheading a respite care initiative with the hopes of making Connecticut a model state for respite care delivery. Connecticut currently has 3 programs available and Sharon is looking to expand and add to these programs so caregivers get a break.

Sharon recently formed and met with a study group of leaders that convened at the Town and County Club in Hartford to review how the state’s existing programs work. The objective of this first meeting was to collaborate on ways to get additional funds for respite grants and brainstorm ideas for ways to enhance programs statewide