| Caregiver R.E.L.I.E.F. |
Respite for Elders Living In Everyday Families provides support for caregivers who are providing constant care for a frail, homebound elder. Funded by the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs, JFS respite workers provide short term, temporary care and companionship for the homebound elder, allowing caregivers the opportunity to take a much needed break. The responsibilities of caregiving can be overwhelming at times, and it is essential that caregivers take care of themselves so that they may continue caring for their loved one, helping them to remain home.
In addition to offering respite services during evenings and weekends, a unique feature of the R.E.L.I.E.F. program includes providing respite services through carefully selected, screened and trained volunteers of varied ages.
By becoming a R.E.L.I.E.F. volunteer, you can help your community by providing respite for caregivers of frail, homebound elders. Volunteers provide short-term, temporary care and companionship for up to four hours at a time, including evenings and weekends.
Learn more about how you can make a difference in your community today by contacting Susan Panzer at Jewish Family Service of Broward County at (954) 370-2140.
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