The in-home visits are designed to give up to four hours of relief per week to a caregiver who is assisting a family member with a serious illness, dementia or frailness.
While the volunteer is in the home, a caregiver will receive and interval of rest and relief. The caregiver may choose to go shopping, visit with friends or family, attend a meeting, go for a walk, or do whatever is restful the them to relieve their stress. Taking a break from the stress of care giving is critical to the caregiver’s well-being. Both client and caregiver can benefit from these services.
In-home respite is provided by trained volunteers and is free of charge.