Caregiving can be demanding. Respite care can help by providing the opportunity for caregivers to take a break, rest, and re-charge while their loved one’s needs are met. The County of San Diego now offers affordable respite services to help give caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia a much-needed break. The program is built on a cost-sharing model whereby the County pays 50% of the cost of services and the caregiver pays the other 50%.
The service is offered in partnership with two providers: Coast Care Partners and Southern Caregiver Resource Center. Each provider offers similar pricing and respite options, such as home care, adult day-care, and short stays at local assisted living centers.
To learn more about affordable respite care options, contact either provider:
Coast Care Partners (Respite Well Program): call (888) 667-9237. Click here for more information about the Respite Well program.
Adult Protective Services (APS) serves adults 65 and older and dependent adults 18 and older, who are harmed, or threatned with harm, to ensure their right to safety and dignity. APS investigates elder and dependent adult abuse, including cases of neglect and abandonment, as well as physical, sexual and financial abuse. Click here to learn more about who can report abuse and how to report abuse of older and disabled adults or call 1-800-339-4661.
Dementia-Friendly Activities Toolkit: Families and caregivers play a critical role in helping people with dementia to stay engaged. This toolkit includes activities and resources that support the needs of people living with dementia and make it easier for them to remain engaged in pleasurable and interesting activities. When using this toolkit, remember to be flexible with the activities and adjust as needed. Track what works and doesn’t work to improve your next activity. Use and share this toolkit in your community:
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