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When caregivers need a break, we’re a phone call away

If you’re a caregiver who could use a break, LifePath has options for you.

Dec 2017 Caregiver Respite photoWe help caregivers find the support you need to take time for yourself to refresh and renew, and we're just a phone call away. Contact us.For caregivers seeking ongoing assistance, Respite Services for caregivers may be the answer. Available to caregivers who are providing daily care to an elder over age sixty or a person with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease of any age, this option would relieve the caregiver of a specific task or set of duties by providing assistance with personal care or homemaking.

Caregiver scholarships, open to caregivers of Franklin County or North Quabbin area residents, are another way to find a little time for rest and relaxation. Available through the Family Caregiver Program at LifePath, these grants are available by referral to:

  • Caregivers caring for elders age 60 and older or persons of any age with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Grandparents and other relatives age 55 and over who are raising their grandchildren who are under the age of 18 or who have a disability and are between ages 19 and 55

In addition to submitting a short application, applicants must have a sponsor – a LifePath staff member or a community sponsor – who can attest to their need for assistance through a referral.

Knowing that a qualified person is there to care for your loved one gives you the chance to take a break without worrying – just what you need to refresh and renew away from home so that you’re an even better caregiver when you return.

Contact LifePath today and talk with one of our resource consultants about how we can support you and your loved one. Contact the Information and Caregiver Resource Center.