There are many options for Respite Care in the New York area.
National Respite Network and Resource Center – archrespite.org or 703.256.2084 – If you click on Respite Locator on the left hand side of the website, enter your zip code and the site will show you different options within your area .
MANHATTAN & BROOKLYN
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens – Their Respite Care Program provides temporary relief to caregivers of frail individuals over age 60 who reside throughout New York City and are not Medicaid eligible.
Trained and certified Home Attendant care is provided on a short-term basis as follows:
- Basic Service: at the low rate of $12.00 per hour on weekdays and weeknights, $12.25 per hour on weekends and $13.50 per hour on holidays, plus $5.50 per day carfare.
- Emergency/Extended Hours of Respite Care Service: free-of-charge for frail elderly, whose primary caregivers are temporarily unavailable after 5PM, weekends, holidays and in emergencies. Preference is given to care recipients with annual incomes of $40,000 or less.
Parker Jewish Institute
Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands is an innovative community program serving family caregivers in Queens and Western Nassau Counties by connecting them with a circle of trained volunteers who provide an array of respite services. Call the Caregiver HelpLine at (718) 289-2100, ext. 4296 to learn more or simply complete the Caregiver Application at: http://www.willingheartshelpfulhands.org/RequestAssistance.aspx
Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF)
The Helen and Sydney Jacoff Respite Program – LIAF’s Memory Fitness Center provides two hours of In-home Respite every other week for Alzheimer’s families in Nassau County for FREE and $35 for extra weeks. The respite workers are trained in providing stimulating cognitive activities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The program provides caregivers with a much needed break from their caregiving role, allowing them some time to rest, socialize with friends, run errands, attend medical appointments and more. For more information or to arrange In-home Respite services, please call 516-767-6856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org