Respite

Respite can give temporary relief for you and your caregiver from the everyday stresses of life. This can be in-home or out-of-home, temporary or non-medical care. Most respite programs offer services to families on a sliding fee scale with hourly and/or daily rates. Respite services can range from a few hours of care up to three months of care, depending on the needs of your families and the type of respite program model available in your community. 

Respite care does apply for adults with disabilities and can have various benefits:

  • Reduce stress and help maintain family relations by building time to rejuvenate
  • Contribute to good physical and emotional health and allow individuals to remain in the home while receiving needed care 
  • Help families through periods of crisis and adjustment

You can look into receiving Personal Assistant Services. Some people use PAS to carry out activities of daily living. Depending on the individual, such activities might include getting up and ready for work, bathing, dressing, cooking, cleaning or running errands.

Aleph Home Care of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is a program that provides individuals and families with convenient access to a spectrum of home care services in the comfort of their own.  Aleph Home Care provides respite care which is a means of support, companionship, and an essential part of the overall support that families and caregivers need.  Aleph Home Care’s staff includes certified home health aides, homemakers, registered nurses, certified senior advisors and companions. Aleph’s professionals meet with clients and families to evaluate the best way to meet their individual home care needs, and create and implement a personalized plan of care designed to improve quality of life. Respite care from Aleph provides families individuals with added peace of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving companionship and care while providing the caregiver with security and a break.

Below is a listing of additional resources for respite in Southern New Jersey: