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Respite services provide an opportunity for caregivers to have some time away from their caregiving responsibilities. Trained and supervised companions watch the patient for a specified period of time so the caregiver can leave and feel secure that their loved one is safe. Adult Day Service Programs offer respite for the caregiver in addition to providing stimulating activities for the frail older person.

Programs are also available to provide short-term respite services in the home.

EAC, Inc. (516) 539-0150
50 Clinton Street, Suite 211 Ext. 217
Hempstead, NY 11550

EAC’s SENIOR RESPITE PROGRAM offers in-home supervision for older adults with chronic disease or dementia. There is a sliding scale fee.

Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) (516) 767-6856
5 Channel Drive  
Port Washington, NY 11050

 LIAF’s ALZHEIMER’S COMPANION Program offers short term respite care every other week to families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias in this program funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging. There is a suggested contribution for this service.