Caregiver Support
and Respite Services

 Support for families and friends caring for elderly or disabled adults.

Caregiver Support Services provide individualized coaching and counseling to help caregivers develop caregiving skills, connect with resources, and maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Caregiver Respite Services provide safety, companionship, supervision, and other non-medical services that allow the primary caregiver time away for other activities.

Respite services are usually provided in the care receiver's home using a care plan specific to their needs.

Caregiver respite services for individuals are essential in providing temporary relief and support to primary caregivers who bear the responsibility of caring for their loved ones with physical limitations, cognitive impairments such as dementia, or chronic Illnesses.

Caregiver respite services offer a vital break for caregivers, allowing them to tend to their own needs, recharge, and prevent burnout.  By offering this temporary relief, caregiver respite services play a crucial role in sustaining the overall health and quality of life for both caregivers and individuals with needs such as dementia.

Caregiver Support and Respite Services are available in Rice, Olmsted, and surrounding Counties.

Funding for these services is provided in part by Southeast Minnesota Area Agency on Aging and the State of Minnesota.

Family Service Rochester does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sexual orientation, public assistance status, marital status, age, disability, sex, including sex stereotypes and gender identity or any other protected class. 

Fees are determined by household income and services requested.

Can we help?

For more information, to request services, or to volunteer, please call 507-287-2010 or email 

Volunteering with Caregiver Respite Services

Looking for a rewarding way to give back to your community? Consider volunteering as a caregiver respite for seniors!

As a caregiver respite volunteer, you'll provide much-needed relief for primary caregivers who are responsible for caring for their elderly loved ones. Your support will allow them to take a break, tend to their own needs, and come back refreshed and ready to continue providing care.

No medical experience is required to become a caregiver respite volunteer. All you need is a compassionate heart and a willingness to help others. We provide all the necessary training to ensure you feel confident and comfortable in your role.

Volunteering as a caregiver respite is a flexible opportunity that can fit around your existing commitments. You can choose the time and frequency that works best for you, whether it's a few hours a week or a few hours a month.

By volunteering as a caregiver respite, you'll make a real difference in the lives of seniors and their caregivers. You'll provide companionship, emotional support, and a much-needed break for those who are caring for loved ones around the clock.

Join us in making a difference in your community. Sign up to become a caregiver respite volunteer today!

A background check required. Additional training is required and provided. 

Volunteers can use our online portal to register for needs that match their interests and work with their schedules.

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