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
- 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.