If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, then you know that caregiving is a hard job. Luckily, respite care can provide you with the relief you need.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative at SUNY Plattsburgh specializes in connecting caregivers throughout Northeastern New York with respite services in their local community.
Find Respite Care Near You
Our team at the Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative knows how important respite care is for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregivers, and we work with partner agencies and other organizations to ensure you get the best respite services.
We also cover a large service area, so you can get respite care in Plattsburgh NY, Malone NY, Lake Placid NY, Saranac Lake NY, Tupper Lake NY, Long Lake NY, Indian Lake NY, Ticonderoga NY, Lake George NY, Queensbury NY, Glens Falls NY, and other communities in the region. Depending on the situation, respite care may be provided at a care recipient’s home, an adult day program, or another residential facility.
Learn More About How Respite Care Can Help
Respite care is typically coordinated through community or private organizations. Or, it can be arranged through family and friends. Respite services offer support by providing a temporary reprieve from caregiving, allowing caregivers the opportunity to safely leave their care recipients for short or longer periods of time.
During the period of respite care, caregivers will be able to engage in necessary and important functions, including but not limited to: social activities, attending appointments, worship services, family commitments, and attention to other personal needs.
Respite services are provided by trained professionals who may be volunteers or paid individuals. The services are person-centered to reflect both the cultural needs and level of care of the caregiver and person with dementia.
In addition, the primary location for the service is consumer-directed (caregiver’s choice) to reduce the potential for harmful transitions.
For more information about respite care in Northeastern NY, contact 1-800-388-0199. Our full service area includes Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, and Washington counties.