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Respite Care

Program/Service description

Respite provides a break for caregivers, like family members, who take care of an older person, an adult with a physical disability, or a person with dementia. The service can be regularly-scheduled (for example, once a week) or can be given from time to time, as needed by the caregiver. Respite is provided in the home of the care recipient or caregiver.

Public funding source(s)*
  • State Funds
  • Older Americans Act (OAA)
  • Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)
Who is eligible

To be eligible for this service, a care recipient must be:

  • a Delaware resident.
  • a person in need who is either:
    • aged 60 or older.
    • aged 18 to 59 with a physical disability.
    • any age with dementia.

Some respite programs have income eligibility requirements.

Where it is available


Who to contact for information or enrollment

Contact the Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) by phone or e-mail.

Related internet links

See also these related pages on this website:

*Public funding means that the program is paid for, in part or in whole, by the government. Some publicly-funded programs have eligibility requirements and provide services at low cost or no cost to people who qualify. Most of these programs and services though, are also available to people who are able to pay privately (with their own money). For more information, please see the Sources of Funding section of this web site.

Last Updated: Friday December 12 2014
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