What is Respite Care?

Respite is defined as a short interval of rest or relief and a pause from exertion. If you are caring for an adult family member who is frail, disabled, ill or has dementia, you may be feeling tired and overwhelmed. You may be in need of a respite. Respite can provide you with a break to re-energize and continue your caregiving role.

Respite can be provided in various settings such as

  • In-home certified home health aides and companions
  • Adult day programs
  • Private duty nursing
  • Camperships
  • In-patient care in assisted living and long-term care facilities

Resources for respite care in Monmouth County:

  • *Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC): 732-222-9111
  • *Managed Long Term Support Services (MLTSS): 732-431-7450
  • *Alzheimer's Adult Day Services Program (AADSP) 732-431-7450
  • *Statewide Respite Care Program: 732-222-9111
  • *County grant funding: 732-222-9111
  • *County Veteran's Services: 732-683-8675
  • Alzheimer's Association: 800-272-3900
  • MS Society: 800-344-4867
  • Love INC: 732-542-7012 (Caregiving Friends Program, over 65)
  • Long term care insurance
  • Private pay
  • Local churches, synagogues, mosques
*Income and asset eligibility may apply.

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