|We Are Still Here for You! ETAA Launches Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Caregiver In-Home Respite Program |
The East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance has created a new in-home respite program which will offer family caregivers access to no-cost, short-term relief with the help of in-home care professionals. The program will provide 20 hours of in-home respite. The program was developed as the urgent need for respite care among caregivers has become critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has further strained caregivers who have lost the in-person support of family and friends, the Unforgettable Tuesday’s Day Club, support groups, and monthly educational programs because of social distancing regulations.
Today marks the program launch date for eligible caregivers in the East Texas 14-county area to apply for services. This program will be able to offer caregivers approximately 20 hours of respite care by providing a qualified in-home care professional for their loved one. These care professionals will be able to perform tasks such as companionship, grocery shopping, cooking, mobility assistance, transportation, bathing, and other activities of daily living.
For eligibility requirements and more information, please call 903-230-8001.
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