Respite Assistance Program
The purpose of the Respite Assistance Program is to provide family caregivers either time to do necessary or desired activities or provide needed products for the person with dementia. We hope to ease the burden on families in need by helping with some of the costs incurred through caregiving.
While caregiving can be very rewarding, it can also create tension and exhaustion. When you care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, you give a gift of love, time and energy. The Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter appreciates your role as a caregiver. We realize that without some time off, your mental and physical health becomes affected. This could reduce the quality of care for your loved one. The association is available to help you identify your need for time off. We can let you know about ways to assist you in getting the time you need. The Respite Assistance Program can help pay for care for your loved one while you get a short break.
St. Louis chapter service area families can receive up to $500 in assistance, contingent on the availability of funds. Funding is available through the generosity of private and state funds including a grant from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.
This will allow you to do things like:
Attend your religious service
Go to the barber or beauty shop
Have lunch with a friend
Maintain your outside garden
Visit your physician
Take a long nap