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Respite for Older Adults

Are you a primary caregiver? Respite vouchers can provide you a much-needed, temporary break from the often exhausting challenges you face. Everyone needs time for themselves to recharge their batteries – time with a spouse or other family members, or just time to run an errand or go to the doctor.

Aging Services administers two respite programs:

1) National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) operated through the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) for a:

  • grandparent or other relative age 55 or older raising a child; or
  • primary caregiver who is caring for someone age 60 or older who needs assistance with at least two activities of daily living or who is limited by Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
    • Respite care can be provided in your home, someone else's home, or a center-based program or care center as long as it's agreed to by the caregiver and respite care provider.
    • The respite care provider can be a family member, friend, church member or anyone you choose that is age 18 or older, has a social security number and card and lives outside of your (caregiver and care receiver's) home.
    • No income restrictions apply.

For additional information and eligibility requirements contact your local AAA

2) Lifespan Respite Grant Program operated by Sooner SUCCESS  for a:

  • grandparent or other relative under the age of 55 raising a child; or
  • primary caregiver who is caring for someone under the age of 60 who needs assistance with at least two activities of daily living or who is limited by Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
    • Respite care can be provided in your home, someone else's home, or a center-based program or care center as long as it's agreed to by the caregiver and respite care provider.
    • The respite care provider can be a family member, friend, church member or anyone you choose that is age 18 or older, has a social security number and card and lives outside of your (caregiver and care receiver's) home.
    • No income restrictions apply.

For additional information and eligibility requirements, contact Sooner SUCCESS

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