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Parkinson Association of Northern California
Respite Program (Carepartner's Time Off)
"The respite support gave me a break from caring for my hubby. I didn't realize how much I needed some time away from my 'labor of love.' It's helped my energy and outlook. Thanks so much." -- Respite award recipient
Whether you live with a Parkinson's patient, or help a family member or friend with Parkinson’s often, you likely face some of the issues associated with "carepartners."
As a carepartner, your state of mind and overall health can impact your ability to provide the care your loved one needs, at the level you want to provide. It’s important to remember that you need to take care of yourself when taking care of someone with Parkinson’s disease, especially as they become more dependent on you.
In consideration for individuals devoted to caring for an individual with Parkinson's disease, PANC is pleased to be able to offer an annual quota of support subsidies to assist with the cost of outside caregiving fees. The program, supported solely by PANC donations, helps to subsidize the cost of caregivers provided by Del Oro and Redwood Caregiver Resource Centers (CRC).
Contact the PANC office via E-mailor call 916-357-6641 for additional information about this program.
Procedure for application and receipt of a Respite Care Subsidy
"I didn't realize how badly I needed support -- I was too busy caring for my husband to care for myself. A "respite" is a necessity, not a luxury." -- PANC Respite subsidy recipient