SeniorCare Offering Caregiver Respite

Woman and man on a wheelchair feeds birds in park
Woman and man on a wheelchair feeds birds in park

SeniorCare Inc. has received funding to provide respite services to low-moderate income, with a concentrated effort to reach the underserved such as the LGBTQ Community. In addition, specialist staff will support family caregivers in problem solving, decision making and finding options for short and long term care needs. This funding is available to residents of Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester by the Sea, Rockport, Topsfield, and Wenham. By definition, respite care is substitute care given so that the regular caregiver can take a break and get some relief from the burden of caregiving. Respite care can be for a weekend, a day, or even for an hour.

Caregivers are often at increased risk of depression and other health problems as a result of the stress of being a caregiver. Having respite care can enable the caregiver to keep providing rather than burning out or becoming ill themselves.

Caregivers looking for respite may qualify for this support. SeniorCare can cover the cost for in-home care, weekend stays at long-term care facilities, and adult day care services. To see if you qualify and for more information about SeniorCare’s Caregiver Support Services, contact Susan Doughty at 978-281-1750 x520.