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Respite for the Caregiver


As the primary caregiver of an older adult who has physical and/or cognitive limitations, you may be eligible to receive respite service—temporary relief from your caregiver responsibilities. For a much needed break or in the event of a family emergency when there is no back-up family support, respite service may be arranged. Respite can be in-home assistance, adult day service for people living with memory loss, or a brief stay in a nursing facility.


Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be age 60 or older or has a diagnosis of dementia or other degenerative condition
  • Must reside with family caregiver or receives significant care from a family member
  • Must reside in Evanston, or the townships of Maine, New Trier, Niles, or Northfield
  • There is some indication of caregiver stress
  • Must be open to a NSSC care coordinator and have had a comprehensive care coordination assessment in the past 12 months

To learn more, email caregiversupport@nssc.org or call 847.784.6041. You can also complete this assessment form.

Funds (in whole/part) for this publication were provided through an award from AgeOptions through funding from the VAC5 Expanding Access to COVID-19 Vaccines grant.