Respite Care Program
The Respite Care Program gives regular breaks to exhausted and stressed caregivers. Volunteer Respite Workers provide breaks 2 to 4 hours or more per week.
The primary program goal is to provide quality respite care provided by volunteers to care recipients and primary caregivers with family members suffering from various disorders. This vital assistance is key in lowering the stress levels of caregivers, giving them regular breaks to allow for a more normal and healthier lifestyle. Respite Care and Caregiver Support helps prevent the institutionalization of care recipients and the caregiver providers, who often succumb to the overwhelming stress of caregiving.
Training and caregiver support is provided. Care recipients are assisted to achieve their highest level of independence.
“I care for my 91 year old mom who has Alzheimer’s. The RSVP program has changed our ability to complete our simplest tasks. The RSVP drivers are kind, patient, understanding and totally professional. They treat Mom with tremendous respect and dignity.” – RSVP Caregiver
RSVP programs and services are offered at no charge with the exception of the monitoring fee from Lifeline; however, there are suggested donations for services. No one is turned away because of an inability to donate. Not all programs are available in each county. RSVP volunteers do not perform services that fall under professional health care services, such as nurses, aids, etc. We cannot lift, transfer clients, or administer medication.
RSVP is a partner in the Dementia Friendly Nevada Initiative
RSVP’s Independent Living Programs such as respite care and transportation, are a relevant service connection that align with this Initiative – which aims to develop and promote communities that are informed, safe, respectful and inclusive of persons living with dementia and their care partners.
For assistance please contact RSVP at 775-687-4680 or visit the Contact Us Page for a listing of the Field Office in your community.