Many families are faced with a difficult issue: how to take a vacation while at the same time bearing responsibility for the care of an older relative. Across the country, a growing number of individuals are faced with caring for their elderly parents. Our Family Respite Program offers a brief relief, or "respite," from caring for an older family member. This program also admits patients that are recovering from surgery before going home, relieving the caregiver of the stress of such a situation.
“Respite is designed to give family members time away from their constant care giving. Yet it also helps people with Alzheimer’s and related illnesses by involving them in programs that stimulate them in ways that slow the progression of the disease. This can make the caregiver’s task less burdensome and delay institutionalization.”
-Alzheimer’s Association Newsletter