Caring for a family member or friend can be both challenging and rewarding. Finding the right resources can help.  Learn about caregiver respite and support, grief recovery services, and caregiver education through the following information.

  • Public Education– Basic, remedial, or continuing education services to assist individuals to acquire knowledge about services and/or skills suited to their needs and/or caregiving role and needs.  This service is in a group setting.  It includes contacts with several current or potential clients/caregivers
  • Group Respite– An established social-model adult day service program designed to provide a temporary break in the tasks of care-giving and offer information, education and other supportive services.  They also attempt to improve patients’ cognitive and social abilities by providing a secure environment and opportunities to socialize.
  • In-Home Respite- Personal care services provided in the home of the qualifying individual in order to provide a brief period of rest for the client.
  • Institutional Respite– A temporary, alternative living arrangement for older persons in a hospital
  • Material Aid– Issuing assistive devices and other goods, e.g., walkers, wheelchairs, fans, commodities, personal hygiene items.  (LATAN is a good resource for assisted technology devices http://www.latan.org/ )
  • Personal Care– Providing personal assistance, stand-by assistance, supervision or cues from persons with the inability to perform one or more of the following activities of daily living:  Eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, transferring in and out of bed/chair or walking
  • Sitter Service– A supervisory and companion service provided in a home setting to ensure the health and safety of the individual.