Respite is regular temporary
breaks from care giving for a person (of any age) having a disability, special
need or chronic illness. Respite is an essential service that keeps families
together by protecting the health and mental health of the caregiver. Whether
you are a parent caring for a child with disabilities or a spouse or adult child
caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, respite can help you continue caring for
your loved one at home.
The SC Respite Coalition works to
help families and caregivers get the breaks they need. We are currently working
to increase awareness of the needs of families within the faith community. The
SC Respite Coalition brings people together from different faiths to assist them
in providing respite for those in need of a break within their own
overwhelming demand for respite services, we find it necessary to
temporarily stop accepting respite applications.