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Respite refers to a short time of rest or relief for the caregiver. It allows the caregiver a break from day to day duties while the person with dementia receives care from qualified individuals. There are many different ways respite care can be provided:

In a home, community organization, churches, synagogues or residential facility.

  • For part of the day, evening or overnight.
  • By paid staff, volunteers, family or friends.
  • Occasionally or on a regular basis.

Respite care can be very beneficial to the health and well-being of the person providing care as well as the person with dementia. For more information, read through our Respite Care Guide.

Click here for a list of respite programs in central Texas.

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Take Time Texas.

There are more than 2.7 million caregivers in Texas. They are people just like you who need information, assistance, and support. This website will provide you with:

  • Statewide database of respite providers that caregivers can search to find nonprofit, commerical, faith-based, and governmental respite providers.
  • Educational Materials and online information and resources to help caregivers and providers resolve issues and find information about caregiving.
  • Resources to help respite providers including outreach materials, information on best practices and training tools.



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