Respite Care

Respite is short-term or temporary care of a sick or disabled individual to provide relief to the primary caregiver, who is usually a family member.  It can be scheduled on a regular basis or as the need arises.  Respite can be provided in the home by outside services or may be provided by facilities.  Many organizations offer some respite assistance either directly or through grants.

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
703-256-0541 Fax

National Institute on Aging
PO Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
800-222-2225 English & Spanish
800-222-4225 TTY

Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network
Munroe-Meyer Institute UNMC
Omaha, NE
866-RESPITE (737-7483)

Volunteer Companion Programs

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
4780 South 131st Street
Omaha, NE 68137
402-444-6536 Meals on Wheels
402-444-6536 Omaha

Tender Loving Kindness
663 North 132nd Street, Suite 125
Omaha, NE 68154

Volunteers Assisting Seniors
1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 312
Omaha, NE 68105