Caregiver Respite Program

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Caregiver Respite 

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Caregiver respite service allows family caregivers to take a well-deserved break. They can run errands, work out at the gym, have coffee with a friend or take in a movie, knowing that their loved one is safe.
Give us a call to discuss these three county programs that provide respite to caregivers:

  • The first program provides up to 6 hours of care per week from a certified nursing assistant to relieve a full-time family caregiver. There are income and functional requirements.

  • The second program provides up to 6 hours a month from a trained volunteer. The volunteer provides oversight and companionship. This service is free and there is no income requirement.

  • The third program is an Adult Day Health Care Center. The county operates five centers that offer medical oversight, recreation and companionship to participants needing supervision during the day. Participants can attend 2-5 days a week. Find out more.




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Volunteer as a Respite Caregiver 

Respite Care volunteers provide companionship and oversight to an older adult who cannot be left alone while their family caregiver takes a break. These breaks are extremely important to the welfare of both the caregiver and their loved one.

Support and training are provided by the county.




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If you are interested in caregiver respite service or becoming a respite volunteer, contact Kristin Martin of ElderLink at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or

Find Fairfax County Services for Older Adults.

Find Fairfax County Caregiver Support Services.

Find more information on Respite Care from Senior Navigator.

Check out our photo album on how Fairfax County Helps Family Caregivers!




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