Currently Offering "FREE 1/2 Day of Respite" at the Sakwa Adult Day Program located in Southfield.
Respite provides relief to persons who are caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Time away from caregiving responsibilities is essential to the well being of caregivers. Respite care helps to reduce caregiver stress and assists with keeping individuals with Alzheimer's disease at home as long as possible.
Depending on where you live within the Greater Michigan Chapter, respite is available through a variety of ways including Adult Day Programs or through the Respite Care Assistance Program. We provide respite services directly in the Detroit Area (adult day programs) and indirectly (Respite Care Assistance Program) in select counties.
Adult day programs provide a person caring for a loved one with dementia a longer break from their caregiving responsibilities. A person can attend the adult day program up to 8 hours per day. Several activities are offered everyday and they include but are not limited to:
There are many benefits of attending a day program for both the person with memory loss an their caregiver. These include:
The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan chapter has two locations:
The Respite Care Assistance Program provides financial assistance to caregivers who are providing care for persons who have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia to secure respite services. The availability of "Respite Scholarships" is dependant upon where you reside. Please contact your local Alzheimer's office for availability and eligibility requirements.
For further information about Respite Services, please call (800) 272-3900, and ask to speak with a Helpline representative.