Allows caregivers to take a short break or rest from care-giving responsibilities by providing companionship for a loved one. Respite care can be planned or offered during emergency times of crisis.
Respite care can be planned or offered as the need arises. Some things we can do are visit, play cards, serve a meal, or go for a walk as the client is able. Some things we can not do are arrange or advise about medications, bathe, lift or dress the client.
A class for family caregivers – Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Click here for more information and upcoming classes.