Caregivers Respite/In-Home Respite
The primary goal of Catholic Charities Senior Programs is to help seniors live independently and safely for as long as possible in their homes. By providing support to caregivers, our services enhance the quality of life for vulnerable seniors and promote well-being for their Caregivers.
Caregivers Respite Services provide relief and assistance to the senior’s informal caregiver, thereby enhancing the informal support system for the senior. This service allows caregivers the necessary down time to continue on as long term caregivers.
Program activities consist of light housekeeping (e.g. washing, scrubbing, mopping, preparing meals), personal care (e.g. one-on-one/stand-by assistance with eating, bathing, toileting, transferring in/out of bed/chair, dressing) and chores (e.g. washing comforters/bed pads, flipping the mattress, thorough cleaning of wheelchair, cleaning oven, yard work) as well as supervision for seniors while the informal caregivers are temporarily away.
The primary purpose of the In-Home Respite Care Program is to relieve the primary caregivers of elderly clients with two or more impairments living at home. Due to physical and/or mental disabilities (e.g. bedridden, Alzheimer’s disease, senile dementia) these clients cannot be left alone unattended. Respite service includes supervision and care for the dependent client as substitute supports provide a brief period of relief or rest for the primary caregiver.
The caregiver is the person that the senior lives with and is depended upon for care. A primary caregiver in this program could be a relative (i.e. son, daughter, grandchild, or spouse) or non-relative of the senior. The caregiver does not have to be a senior.
Priority is given to seniors who are at risk of losing their independence, frail or disabled either permanently or temporarily, those who are isolated, persons 75-years or older, those of low-income.
Please contact Maryanne Tran, Title III San Joaquin Senior Services Program Supervisor for more information or to inquire about services in San Joaquin County: (209) 444-5924.