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  • Eldercare Locator assists older adults and caregivers find resources and supports in their community. (They also operate a toll-free phone number: (800) 677-1116).
    http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare/Public/Home.asp
  • Family Caregiver Alliance is a support organization for caregivers, which includes an online caregiver support group through a listserv.
    http://www.caregiver.org
  • Maine Alzheimer's Association provides information, support, training, and advocacy across the state of Maine for people affected by Alzheimer's disease.
    http://www.mainealz.org
  • National Family Caregivers Association is an organization that educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for caregivers.
    http://www.nfcacares.org
  • National Respite Network and Resource Center is a national database of respite services. Trying to find respite services for a relative in another state? Input the state into the search function and find the local providers.
    http://www.respitelocator.org
  • Overnight Respite: Residential care facilities will offer out of home overnight respite care, if they have beds available.  If you are a caregiver, who would like a break you can contact a local residential care facility to see if a bed can be available.  You can look in your local yellow pages for nursing homes, residential care facilities, nursing facilities or assisted living facilities.  Expect to pay privately for this service.  The cost of respite in a residential care facility in Maine is approximately $200 per day.  Facilities cannot hold beds in advance of planned respite, it may be necessary to pay to hold the bed.
  • Pine Tree Society offers respite weekends for children with physical disabilities.
    http://www.pinetreesociety.org/case_management.asp

 

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Taking a Break!  |  What is Respite?  |  Things You Should Know About Respite Services
Respite Programs at a Glance  |  Respite Programs for Children  |  Respite Programs for Adults
Questions to Ask Your Respite Agency | Other Respite Resources for Children and Adults
Respite Providers for Adults