It takes just one person to encourage setting up Night-Care respite for those with dementia.

If YOU are using or involved with a assisted living facility, senior services, day-care, caregivers, senior center, or area agency discuss Night Care programs with your peers.

Full Circle of Care Caregiver Website

Full Circle of Care Caregiver Website: Respite for Caregivers

Sometimes just getting a break is all that you need. Sometimes getting a break is what makes everything work. That's what respite is - a break for caregivers.

Respite is the provision of temporary relief to family members and other primary caregivers caring for an impaired individual at home. It can be "group respite" where supervised activities are offered in a supportive and safe environment outside the home or it can be "individual respite" provided by an agency worker, volunteer, or friend within the home. There is also a service called "institutional respite" where your family member is temporarily placed in a long-term care facility or hospital to provide the caregiver with relief from caregiving responsibilities.

The availability of all three types of respite varies from county to county. Contact your local Caregiver Specialist or Information & Assistance Specialist to see what is available in your community.

Caregiving Programs for Dementia, Alzheimers Patients - AARP

Caregiving Programs for Dementia, Alzheimers Patients - AARP

ElderServe at Night, the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Bronx, N.Y.
Nighttime can be grueling for caregivers. Dementia can wreak havoc on an individual's sleep cycle, leading to sleeplessness, night terrors, wandering or agitation.

"We heard the pleas of family caregivers who weren't sleeping at night and couldn't function the next day," says Deborah M. Messina, Hebrew Home's adult day and evening services director. "It was leading to family tension and premature nursing home placement."

To help, in 1998 the Hebrew Home at Riverdale began offering adult day services — at night. Those enrolled can socialize, putter in the garden, visit the circus, do yoga, paint, cook, listen to live music or get a mini-massage. They receive prescribed meds, plus physical, aroma- and light therapy. "If they want to walk through the halls at 3 a.m., staff members are there," says Messina.

Overnight Twilight Care for Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

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Overnight Twilight Care for Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease Attentive nighttime care in a safe environment designed for dementia care Trained caregivers who provide specialized assistance and the comfort of constant companionship