Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home. Access to respite care has been shown to improve caregiver health and well-being, promote family stability, and avoid and delay more costly out-of-home placements.
Links to Services
- North Carolina Respite Coalition – A grassroots network of parents, family caregivers and professionals in the field of respite care as well as government funding representatives and others from across the state who have an investment in family support services.
- Family Caregiver Support – NC Health & Human Services. Range of services to support family caregivers.
- Area Agency on Aging – Serve to facilitate and support the development of programs to address the needs of older adults in a defined geographic region and support investment in their talents and interests.