The Caregiver Respite Program is designed to recruit, train and match volunteers to serve caregivers of persons with early stage memory loss who are still living in their homes (community based). After completing an orientation and training session on understanding memory loss vs normal aging, communication techniques and changes in behaviors, the volunteer is matched with a family to make weekly visits to assist the caregiver in some way. This program allows our volunteers to be 'a good neighbor' to a family in need. Volunteering is done in an effort to provide respite (or free time) for the caregiver in order for them to take care of themselves (attempting to alleviate caregiver burn out).
People 21 years and older to provide weekly visits to persons with memory loss to give respite to their caregivers. Time frame and location of visits are flexible. Mileage reimbursement is available.
Help with friendly visiting, light household chores, cooking, gardening, grocery shopping or outings with the person with memory loss.
Listing reviewed by agency 8/6/18. (Contact name changed.)