Respite care provides primary caregivers with temporary relief from the sometimes overwhelming responsibilities of full-time caregiving. The Area 9 Agency Caring Community provides emotional support and assistance to the caregivers of homebound persons of all ages by using volunteers who want to assist others in need. With a genuine concern for older adults and disabled people of all ages, these men, women and young adults share their time and talents with people needing companionship. Trained volunteers can provide non-medical support to homebound individuals and caregivers.
There is no fee to the family for services provided by the Area 9 Agency Caring Community volunteers. Services provided are:
- Friendly visiting, companionship
- Letter writing
- Reading to the person
- Playing table games
- Helping with arts and crafts
- Enjoying music together