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.
Locating Respite Care
- The ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center mission is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums.
- United Way 211 – provides directory assistance for community health and human services. They have more than 30,000 non-profits listed in their database for North Carolina
- North Carolina Respite Care Coalition - is 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 Alliance - is a public voice for caregivers.Their programs – information, education, services, research and advocacy – support and sustain thework of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.