- GRIEF SUPPORT
- EVENTS & RESOURCES
- PATIENT REFERRALS
Hope Hospice runs the Family Caregiver Respite Program to help local families care for a loved one living with dementia. This program provides award recipients with 16 hours of complimentary care in your home from a participating agency. It’s not required that the patient be on our hospice service.
The stress that family caregivers experience as their loved one declines can be staggering. Whether you have help from other family members and friends, or you’re forging alone, you likely feel overwhelmed and exhausted most of the time. It’s imperative for your own well-being to carve out time for self-care. Simply put, self-care is time away from your caregiving responsibilities at home; you might use the time for a social outing, attending church or a book club, a massage, or exercise.
Respite care is a term to describe short-term relief for the family caregiver by providing a qualified individual to watch over your loved one while you take time for personal appointments or any sort of self-care. Consistent respite care will help you lower your stress level and fuel the other areas of your life.
Hope Hospice created the Family Caregiver Respite Program to help low- and middle-income individuals experience the benefits of respite care. This program is supported by grants and donations and is available as long as it remains funded. At this time, the initial grantor has outlined the following qualifying criteria.
This service is intended to pair families with a professional caregiver trained in dementia care to watch over your loved one while you enjoy time off for personal appointments and self-care. However, please note the following limitations on service.
An award is valid for 16 total hours of care, to be used within 30 days of receiving your voucher. Each appointment must be for a minimum of 4 hours. Discuss level-of-care needs with your selected agency during your initial consultation.
You may reapply for this program monthly, though new applicants are given priority consideration.