Respite Care Program
The Maine Parkinson Society Respite Care Program helps families living with Parkinson's get respite care.
What is respite care?
Respite care can give people who are caring for someone with Parkinson's a short break. This gives caregivers a chance to rest while someone else cares for their loved one.
Respite care can mean different things depending on what you need. You might get:
- Help with daily activities like bathing, dressing, feeding, or toileting
- Help around the home with meals, shopping, and housekeeping
- A short stay in a skilled health care facility
The Respite Care Program gives families up to $1000 each year to help pay for respite services.
The Maine Parkinson Society is working with the Parkinson's Information & Referral Center to bring this program to people with Parkinson's in Maine.
To qualify for this program, you must:
- Live in Maine
- Be diagnosed with Parkinson's
- Agree to use an approved respite provider
The care provider you pick must:
- Be licensed and insured
- Agree to watch an educational video provided by the Parkinson's Information & Referral Center
If you need help finding a respite care provider, please call 1-866-609-5183.
How do I apply?
- Fill out an application. If you need help filling it out, please call 1-866-609-5183 for help.
- We will get in touch within 4 to 6 weeks to let you know if your application was approved, and give you any further instructions.