Respite

Respite:

An overwhelming majority of the care provided to allow older adults to remain independent in their homes is provided by unpaid caregivers. Spouses, adult children, or other members of the support network provide assistance with personal care, home management, medical needs and supervision. As the needs of a frail elderly increase so do the caregiver responsibilities it takes on their primary caregiver. Temporary periods of relief from caregiving responsibility are helpful in restoring the caregiver’s ability and allowing them to continue providing for the need of their family members. Respite care provides a caregiver the opportunity to focus on things that will leave them feeling more restful, balanced, and it reduces the stress that caregivers can be under when caring for an older adult.

In our region local providers offer services such as in-home aide programs, senior companion programs, support groups, respite voucher programs, and day programs for older adults. Please contact your local provider for services offered in your county today.

 

Local Family Caregiver Support Contacts:

 

Respite Resources:

North Carolina Respite Care Coalition

State Lifespan Respite Program Services

AARP Caregiver Resource

Other Resources:

Preventing Elder Financial Fraud

Budgeting, Spending & Investing During Retirement

Action Plan for Managing your Aging Parent’s Money

 

For more information about this program contact:

January Brown
Human Services Planner/Family Caregiver Support
252-638-3185 x3011
jbrown@eccog.org

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