Respite care is a program designed to improve the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis and their caregivers. The program provides short-term non-medicated home health care services for individuals with multiple sclerosis who require care and/or supervision. The primary goal of our Respite Care Program is to allow the caregiver a break from daily responsibilities.
Why would my caregiver use the Respite Care Program?
Caregivers can use respite care hours during travel, doctor's appointments, social events, shopping, and many other activities.
Who Provides Respite Care Services?
Respite Care services are provided in an individual's home by a certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) through a state licensed home care agency.
What types of services are available?
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide a variety of services to aid in activities of living such as:
- Light Meal Preparation
- And many others...
When can I use the Respite Care Program?
The Respite Care Program is an ongoing program that is available year-round.
NOTE: Length of care is limited and may not be available in all areas. Please contact the chapter for more details.
How do I use respite care?
To be eligible for the program, several requirements must be met.
- Individuals must be a registered member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (registration is free of charge)
- Recipients must live in the Eastern North Carolina chapter area
- Individuals must complete a Respite Care Agreement with the chapter
To coordinate your respite care hours or to find out more information, contact the chapter office at 1-800-344-4867 or e-mail us.