A program designed to help families take a few days or a few weeks away from the stress of caring for an older loved one or person with disabilities.
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B is dedicated to helping family caregivers care for their older loved one. One very beneficial program offered through the AAA 1-B is our Out of Home Respite program. This program is designed to assist family caregivers residing in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties by providing 24 hour care for their older or disabled loved one for an extended period of time at a licensed Adult Foster Care Home or Homes for the Aged.
This program gives caregivers the opportunity to plan a vacation, take care of their own health needs or simply relax at home while knowing their loved one is safe and receiving proper care. The program can serve persons with dementia.
Caregivers are able to make advance reservations for their loved ones for up to two weeks at a time, twice a year. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Caregivers using the program are asked to help cover the program costs based on a sliding income scale.
To be eligible to use the service:
- The caregiver or care recipient must be 60 years of age or older.
- The care recipient must reside in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair or Washtenaw counties.
- The care recipient must require assistance with two or more activities of daily living such as personal care, eating, bathing or toileting.
To learn more about this program, determine eligiblity or make a reservation call the AAA 1-B at 1-800-852-7795 and speak with one of our certified resource specialists.
The Out of Home Respite Program locations are as follows:
Patti Lewis Care Home
205 Francis Road
Howell, MI 48843
11095 14 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
ALCC Assisted Living
2590 N. Monroe St.
Monroe, MI 48162
Autumn Years Elderly Care
6490 Eastlawn Ave.
Clarkston, MI 48346
St. Clair County
Riverbend Assisted Living
1572 Meisner Road
East China, MI 48054
1900 Prospect Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48098