Respite

Caregiver Cooperative Respite Program

The Caregiver Cooperative Respite Program is an innovative cooperative approach to expanded respite services for caregivers of older adults.

Organization:

Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley Inc. (ACC)

ACC is a non profit organization providing culturally sensitive health and social services for older adults.

Location:

Sacramento, CA

How does it work?

Camp for Caring (FCA)

Camp for caring is a weekend retreat for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's disease or a related disorder.

Organization:

Family Caregiver Alliance

Caregiver Assistance Network

The Caregiver Assistance Network is a program from the Catholic Social Services of Southwestern Ohio. It offers an array of services through a single central access point, including support groups, respite, and education.

Organization:

Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio

Retreats

Retreats are scheduled throughout the year and are planned specifically for the family caregiver as either a 1-day or 2-day respite from caregiving for their loved ones.

Alive! Art and Alzheimer's

Alive! Art and Alzheimer's is a collaborative project between a professional artist and Senior Access Adult Day Care Program. It engages program participants in expressive art activities.

Organization:

Senior Access Adult Day Care Program

Non profit Adult Day Care Program supports older adults with Alzheimer's disease and their families through social, physical, cultural and educational activities.

Location:

San Rafael, CA

How does it work?

Asian Community Center Respite and Bridge to Healthy Families

Asian Community Center's ("ACC") community-based programs include a number of services specifically targeting family caregivers. Programs include ACC Drop-In Respite and Caregiver Cooperative ("Respite"), for older adults with physical and/or cognitive impairments and their family caregivers.

Organization:

Asian Community Center

Caregiver Wisdom . . . on Control

We Caregivers Are Not the Ones in Control…

Retirement Revolution: The New Reality

Family Caregiver Alliance was featured in the new PBS program, "Retirement Revolution: The New Reality" that premiered September 15, 2009 . Paula Zahn hosted this program which examines how millions of Americans have had to change their retirement plans in the wake of the 2008 financial meltdown. Retirement Revolution looks at the stories of everyday people who have found ways not only to survive but thrive in this new reality.


Working Successfully with Home Care Services

You are the caregiver who has finally conceded that “outside” help is needed and you’ve taken the plunge. You’ve done your homework (or not) and hired home care workers. You’ve already sorted out whether to use an agency or to hire private contractors. You may have made your decisions with reams of information or with little information at all. Paid caregivers are now in place to help care for your loved one.

Seeking That Elusive Good Night Sleep

Americans are more sleep-deprived than people in other countries. According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety. The Foundation advises: “When we don’t get adequate sleep, we accumulate a sleep debt that can be difficult to “pay back” if it becomes too big. The resulting sleep deprivation has been linked to health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure, negative mood and behavior, decreased productivity, and safety issues in the home, on the job, and on the road.”

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