ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

Respite

Respite care can come in many forms and is essentially about providing a break for the caregiver and also the care receiver.  It can include care during the day, overnight stays, or even a few hours of a fun activity.

The Senior Services In-Home Respite program provides trained volunteers to stay with the care receiver while the caregiver takes a much needed and well deserved break. A volunteer support specialist will visit the home to assess whether the In-Home program can meet the family's needs. Volunteers are selected who are likely to be compatible with the care receiver and family. They are then educated about the care receiver's needs and introduced to the family Volunteers generally provide respite breaks of 1-4 hours once a week.

Share the Care

Have you been taking care of someone for a long time?
Are you feeling burnt out?
Do you feel you can’t do this alone anymore?
Find out about a model program on how to create a unique caregiving family from friends, relatives, co-workers, neighbors and acquaintances. Ask the ADRC about the Wisconsin Share the Care programs- http://wisconsincaregiver.org/ 
Visit the national Share the Care website at http://www.sharethecare.org,  or contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Racine County at 262-833-8777.

Resources for Respite Care

If you would like information about local respite care providers see the Community Resource Directory (Look under the Racine County Resources tab on the left, go to service directory) beginning on page 10. You can also contact the Aging and Disbility Resource Center at 262-833-8777.

Volunteering

Would you like to volunteer for the In Home Respite Care program? Download the Application Here or give us a call and one will be mailed to you.  262-833-8777.

See all of the ADRC Volunteer Opportunities