Time Away (Respite)

Are you a caregiver struggling to attend appointments, go to the grocery store, or meet with friends or family?

Caring for a loved one creates many challenges.  PCOA is here to help you decrease stress and increase support and coping skills.  It is critical that if you are a caregiver, you take time to attend to your personal needs, as well as the needs of the person you are caring form.

Respite care provided by caregiving professionals allows you to have time off from caregiving and attend to your needs while ensuring that your family member or friend is well cared for. Respite can be provided in-home or in an adult day program to qualified caregivers.

Who qualifies:

  • Unpaid caregivers providing care to individuals 60 years or older where the person receiving care and the unpaid caregiver live together.
  • Unpaid caregivers of a person with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, regardless of age.
  • Unpaid, non-parent relative caregivers age 55+ raising children under the age of 18.

To learn more about respite services, call 520-790-7262 or email help@pcoa.org.

Additional Resources

Respite (Companion)

Respite care is provided to an individual so that their caregiver can have a little time away - time to do something fun or relaxing, run errands, or go to their own doctor appointments. Respite care services may include personal care (helping the person bathe, toilet, etc.), light housekeeping, preparing meals, as well as providing companionship for the person they are caring for.

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