Caregiving is demanding — and it's normal to need a break. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness; in fact, taking care of yourself can help give you the strength to provide for the care for your loved one for as long a possible.
Learn more about types of respite and its benefits.
The South Carolina Chapter provides short-term respite (time away from caregiving responsibility) for family caregivers through a voucher program. This program is possible thanks to funding through the SC Department of Mental Health, and it's administered in partnership with the SC Department on Aging.
If you are a family caregiver for someone with dementia, please call the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 to learn how to get your application process started.
The Alzheimer’s Association – South Carolina Chapter partners with the SC Department on Aging to administer our respite program through the ten Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). Our goal is to increase the coordination of services for persons with dementia and their caregivers. You’ll also be connected with additional resources that you may be eligible for, like the Family Caregiver Support Program, Medicare counseling, or senior nutrition programs.
Please note: Vouchers are issued only as funds are available. If you have been told that no funds are available, please know that our fiscal year begins again in July -- so please be sure to call again to see if funds are once again available.