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What Is Respite Care?

Learn how respite care services can help caregivers who look after the elderly and people with special needs or disabilities. When caregivers hear about respite care, they might just be too busy in their daily lives to take the time to find out more about it. But respite care is... more


How Do I Pay for Respite Care?

6 tips for finding funding for respite care costs when you need help looking after someone who is elderly or has disabilities or special needs.     We know the story. You're too busy to find respite care and you're pretty sure you can't afford it either... more


How to guides

The Special Needs Respite Care Guide: Your Care Options

What is respite care, why is it so important, and how can you access it? If you’re caring for a child with a disability, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Many people around you will assume that you’ll be your child’s sole caretaker around the clock! But you don’t... more


Adult Day Care: What It Is and How to Choose a Center

The decision to seek outside care for a parent or grandparent is a deeply personal — and often difficult — one to make. Every family must weigh the pros and cons of different senior support services to determine what might work best for them. Adult day care centers (also referred... more


A Guide to Family Caregiver Resources

Do you care for a child with special needs, an elderly person, or someone else who needs regular attention? Here are organizations that can help. Caring for a loved one isn't easy, no matter whether it's a child with special needs or a senior family member. Though it's... more


Help for Families with Special Needs

An interview with Louise Bruce about respite care.     A Second Pair of Hands Early on, Louise Bruce, a "doer," didn't see that having a child with special needs meant having obstacles, and so she kept "bulldozing" ahead, staying active as she always had been. At some point... more


How to guides

The Special Needs Respite Care Guide: Interview Questions

What you should ask when interviewing a respite caregiver. It can be nerve-wracking to think of handing off your child’s care to anyone -- let alone a relative stranger. But with preparation, you can find a respite caregiver who will help your child thrive and give you a chance to rest. If... more


How to Find Respite Care Jobs

Learn what makes a good respite care provider and how to become one.Could a respite care job be in your future?Not sure what that means? Read up on What Is Respite Care? »This type of job might be tough and demanding, but if you have compassion and empathy... more