In-Home Respite Care (Non-Medical)
In-home Respite Care services are provided in the home and assist the caregiver and the person with dementia. These services vary in the type of assistance provided and can include:
• Companion services: help with supervision, recreational activities and visiting.
• Personal care services: assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, exercising and other daily activities.
In-home aids can be employed privately, through an agency or as part of a government program. Costs, level of training and specific services provided will vary among workers and agencies. Generally, Medicare does not pay for this type of help. However, financial assistance may be available through a state or federal program (i.e. Medicaid, Veteran’s Administration).
Some Respite Care helpers have received training about Alzheimer’s disease and the unique needs of a person with the disease. It is important that the in-home helper is somewhat knowledgeable - or at least willing to learn - about Alzheimer’s disease and effective approaches to care.
Home Care Checklist
Is the Individual Able to be Left Alone?
In-Home Respite Care Providers by County
Fond du Lac County
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