Respite Care for Adults with Dementia

Respite allows caregivers to take a break. All caregivers need a break at times. Respite can help.

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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. All caregivers need a break at times, and respite can help. The Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative at SUNY Plattsburgh specializes in helping caregivers find respite care in Plattsburgh NY, Lake Placid NY, Queensbury NY, Granville NY, and other communities throughout Northeastern NY.

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Respite care can be provided through community or private organizations. Or, it can be arranged through family and friends. Respite services offer care and support by providing a temporary reprieve from caregiving and allowing the opportunity to safely leave the 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. Locations for respite services include, but are not limited to, the care recipient’s home, an adult day program, or other residential facilities.

Contact Us For More Information:

  • Project Coordinator – Kristen Osterhoudt: (518) 832-4992
  • Service Area: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, and Washington counties