Respite Care Program (Montgomery County)
The Respite Care program is designed to provide temporary relief and support for families who care for dependent elderly adults at home. Respite Care strives to lessen the stress associated with 24-hour daily care giving, making it possible for families to continue caring for their elderly loved ones at home. Trained volunteers provide weekly respite for the primary caregiver for three to four hours each week. The trained volunteer will provide companionship, supervision, meal prep and some personal care. All volunteers are trained by CSS and receive a background check.
Respite Care is free to families whose income-eligible, frail elderly person is being cared for in the home and resides in Montgomery County. The elderly person requiring care must be 60 years of age or older. This is a free service; however, families are encouraged to donate a nominal amount if they are able.
Referrals are accepted from friends or family members, churches, home health agencies and community partners. Self-referrals are also encouraged.
To learn more, call 937-223-7217 ext. 2143 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org