In-home Adult Respite

Our in-home adult respite program provides temporary relief to caregivers of adults with a disability, dementia or other chronic illness.

Around-the-clock caregiving can be stressful and exhausting. Taking time to also care for yourself is important but can be a challenge. 

We will visit you in your home to meet with you and your loved one to assess your respite needs and develop a suitable plan of care. A support worker will then come into your home on a regular basis to provide temporary caregiving duties for your loved one. 

Respite may include homemaking services such as meal preparation or light housekeeping and recreation and stimulation activities. 

In-home respite visits typically occur once a week, for a few hours at a time. Regular respite care can help prevent caregiver burnout by relieving some of your workload and stress. Visits may also be scheduled on an occasional basis for coverage during medical appointments or other events.

    Benefits of our In-home Adult Respite program

    Care for caregivers

    In-home respite allows caregivers to take a break from the significant demands of  caregiving duties.

    Live independently

    Rested and recharged caregivers can better provide the care a loved one needs to remain at home.

    Help with daily living

    Respite can include homemaking services like laundry or meal prep, depending on the needs of the client and family.

    Other VON services or programs you may be interested in:

    Adult Day Programs     Caregiver Supports     DETOUR     Overnight / Weekend Respite

    Not all programs and services are offered at all locations.