Respite Care and Visitation
"John insists on taking care of Ellie himself. They have been married for 60 years. John's health is beginning to suffer due to his 'round-the-clock' caregiving duties. If he becomes sick, who will care for Ellie?"
Caregivers of chronically ill persons are provided weekly a few hours of free time by volunteer sitters. A home assessment will be conducted before this care is arranged. If you know of someone who is in need of respite or if you have a few hours per month to volunteer as a companion sitter, please call or email us now.
"David comes once a week and plays checkers with dad. Not only does this give my mom a break, but it helps dad with his thought processing. David does an awesome job, which we appreciate so much," shares a daughter of one of our respite care families.
Visitation provides companionship for an individual who is in need of social interaction. By going to the home, the visitor allows a person living alone some companionship or if they have a caregiver, the opportunity for interaction with someone other than the primary caregiver. This experience is enriching for both the volunteer and the person needing visitation.