Respite is short-term relief for caregivers by providing a trained substitute, in or outside the home. Adult day services and personal support services agencies provide respite. Some nursing homes, assisted care living facilities, and residential homes for the aged offer weekend and vacation respite, but space, especially in nursing facilities, often is limited. Private pay; some long- term care plans cover respite.
Tennessee Respite Coalition: 1-877-772-5772
2685 North Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Provides resources to enhance the quality of life for family caregivers through respite across Tennessee. Caregivers must be living in the same household as the person they are caring for.