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Respite Care

Respite care is temporary relief care designed for families of adults with special needs. Respite care can range from a few hours of care provided on a one-time basis to overnight or extended care sessions. Respite care can be utilized on a regular or irregular basis and can be provided by family members, friends and skilled care providers or professionals. Providers, chosen by the family, care for adults with special needs while families take a class, go to a movie, go on a vacation, or enjoy any activity. Different programs are available to reduce the difficulties they face by furnishing funding for in-home services, respite, and supplemental services like home modifications, emergency response systems, and incontinence supplies. Programs can provide financial assistance to qualified caregivers when funds are available.

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Publications

Respite Care Providers

Respite Funding Resources

Community Home Health Care

Caregiver Services

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Caregiver Health Assessments

Family caregivers do a lot to enhance the health and well being of the person they provide care to. It is important that they remember to take good care of themselves as well. Caregivers have special needs and can benefit from flexible health promotion services designed to fit their busy schedules.

Services are free to caregivers and include:

Appointments can be set up at the home of the caregiver or another location
(e.g. senior center) that is convenient for the caregiver.

For more information call Health & Fitness at 402-441-7575.

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Caregiver Support Groups

Alzheimers/Dementia
Alzheimer's Association Great Plains Chapter

Cancer
Bryan Health
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership
Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Caregiver
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

Diabetes
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Multiple Sclerosis
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

Parkinson
American Parkinson Disease Association - Nebraska Chapter

Spinal Cord Injury
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

Stroke
American Heart Association - American Stroke Association

Other Resources for Caregivers
USA.gov
Administration on Aging

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