Respite Care

The following providers offer relief to caregivers by providing short-term breaks from their regular caregiving responsibilities.

Centenary United Methodist Church
DAYbreak Respite Care
336-724-6311, ext. 1345
www.centenary-ws.org

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Senior Life Enrichment Center
336-721-1842
www.mtzionthejoy.org

Project C.A.R.E.
1-800-646-2028
www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/ncprojectcare.htm

Senior Services, Inc.
Elizabeth and Tab Williams Adult Day Center
336-724-2155
www.seniorservicesinc.org

Senior Services, Inc.
Family Caregiver Support Program
336-721-6914
www.seniorservicesinc.org

Senior Services, Inc.
Home Care
336-725-0907
www.seniorservicesinc.org

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater
Winston-Salem
336-748-0217
www.shepherdscenter.org

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville
336-996-6696
www.shepctrkville.com

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Q: I am the primary caregiver of my husband who has dementia, and I need to have surgery. Is there anyone that can help us for a short period of time while I recover?
A: The Family Caregiver Support Program offers a caregiver short-term respite. Eligible family caregivers are:

  • a caregiver of any age providing care for an older adult age 60 or older or providing care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related brain disorder; or
  • a caregiver (who is not the birth or adoptive parent), age 55 or older, raising a related child age 18 and under or an adult with a disability; and
  • the recipient must be a resident of Forsyth County.

For more information about this program call 336.721.6914.

Q: I am the primary caregiver of my mother who has multiple medical needs and is bed bound. Is there anywhere my mother can stay for a week while I go out of town?
A: Many local nursing homes offer weekly respite depending on bed availability.  Neither Medicare nor Medicaid pays for a short term respite stay in a long term care facility.  Please contact the nursing home admissions coordinator regarding bed availability, fees, and necessary paperwork. Please note the facility will need information from your mother’s physician.

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