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Paid respite for caregivers like you.
For many caregivers, finding someone you trust to take care of your loved-one when you are unable to can be challenging and costly. Now it is a little easier with the Caregiver Respite Program, which provides limited hours of free caregiving or companionship to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders. Respite care is a great option when a primary caregiver falls ill or urgent business or family travel is needed.

How it Works

  • Eligible caregivers work with their Care Navigator to identify the type of respite service(s) needed.
  • Respite can be provided at home, in an Adult Day Center or other agreed upon location.
  • The Care Navigator identifies an appropriate service provider and prepares an Agreement indicating the number of hours, the beginning and ending dates of service, the name of the service provider, and the type of service provided.
  • The service provider bills JFSA for services outlined in the Agreement.
  • The number of respite care hours available is up to 40 hours per year per care recipient.


  • Care recipient must be an established participant in the Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Caregiver Support Program.
  • Care recipient has been diagnosed by a licensed medical professional as having Alzheimer’s disease or related disorder.

Funding for JFSA Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Caregiver Support Program is made possible by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90ADPI0019-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points
of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.