At the Dementia Alliance of North Carolina we know that caring for an older, dependent family member with dementia can be a very emotionally and physically demanding responsibility. We also know that sometimes caregivers have difficulty taking a vacation, attending medical appointments, coordinating a business trip, tending to other family matters or simply taking some time off for self-care. For these reasons and more, there is respite care.
We can assist in making referrals to respite care and short-term stay resources so that family and friends can get time off from caring for a loved one, and take a break to rejuvenate or to take necessary time for a business trip, family matters or even vacation. Respite care allows you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving the care they need. We also have limited funds available for emergency respite care in times of crisis. Please contact our Director of Family Services and Support for more information by calling (919) 832-3732.
Respite programs provide quality care and activities for your loved one, and can also be a comfortable introduction to a long term care environment or adult day care for both the caregiver and dependent. The transition becomes an easier one for both the family and the individual with dementia.