Respite Program

Are you an Onondaga County resident who provides full-time care for a person over the age of 60, or a person over the age of 60 providing full-time care for a chronically ill or disabled individual? Then you qualify for respite care from Nascentia Health.

We know you’re spending your days fulfilling the needs of a loved one who is no longer able to manage certain activities in his or her daily life. Whether you’re helping maintain the household or assisting with personal care, your time is devoted to this person, leaving little time for your own rest and rejuvenation.

Taking time for yourself is important, so that you’re better able to care for your loved one. That is the purpose of respite. Through the support of the New York State Office for the Aging and the Onondaga County Department of Aging & Youth, our Respite Program can offer you relief from the demands of your caregiving responsibilities.

 

Nascentia offers different types of respite care, depending on your needs

  • If you wish to leave home for a short break each week, an aide can provide up to four hours of service per week on an ongoing basis.
  • If you wish to leave home for a few days, aide service under the supervision of a registered nurse can be arranged for up to 24 hours per day, for more than one day at a time.
  • If you require a longer respite period, arrangements can be made for a temporary out-of-home placement.
  • Emergency respite is available when you are unable to provide care due to an unforeseen circumstance, such as personal illness.

Respite care is easily arranged through a phone call to Nascentia. Simply call us at 1-888-477-HOME and our Respite Coordinator will work with you to determine the type of care that best fits your needs, and we will facilitate arrangements for your service.

Download our Respite Services Brochure for more information