Here few respite resources that offer help in dealing with a loved one's dementia:
516-539-0150 ext. 217
The senior respite program provides in-home companions for older adults with chronic disease or dementia. There is a sliding fee for ongoing 2- to 6-hour, one day a week, visits.
Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation
(516) 767-6856 ext. 17
The Alzheimer’s Companion Program, funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging, offers two hours of in-home respite care every other week to families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Suggested contribution based on ability to pay.
Suffolk County Respite Care Program
621-321-8229, ext. 1229
The Senior Respite Program offers in-home supervision for older adults with chronic disease or dementia. There is a sliding scale fee.
U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Through the Caregiver Support Program, local Caregiver Support Coordinators can provide a full range of VA health care services for veterans with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Depending on the Veteran's needs, services may include home based primary care, homemaker and home health aide, respite care, adult day health care, outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, nursing home, palliative care, or hospice care.
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