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Respite Options in Washtenaw County


Caregiving can be a tough job and it’s okay to take a break. Today on the blog we’re celebrating National Home Caregiver Month with a look at the various respite programs in Washtenaw County. What’s respite? Respite programs allow for your loved one to be looked after in a safe space while you take time to go shopping, take care of other responsibilities, or just breathe and have a couple hours to yourself. Respite programs make sure your loved one is safe and attended to while you take a break. 


Community Programs 

Volunteer Caregiver Respite (CSSW) 

  • Trained volunteers provide in-home companionship visits for homebound Washtenaw County older adults. 
  • Location: In-home 
  • Time frame: 2-4 hours per week. 
  • Cost: No cost, but donations are welcome to support the program. 
  • Contact: Call (734) 971-9781 ext. 511 or email [email protected] 


Washtenaw Support Network for Caregivers 

  • A free program provided through a partnership with Silver Club, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, and Exhale, the Family Caregiver Initiative.  
  • This program is open to those who care for an adult age 60+, and includes caregiver social outings, educational programs, respite care, transportation, and home chore services. 
  • Location: See website for details 
  • Cost: No cost 
  • Contact:  Call (734) 998- 9352 or email [email protected] 


Caregiver Assessment, Respite, Education & Support (CARES) (Jewish Family Services) 

  • Offers a variety of services for caregivers, including respite, education, resource navigation, low-cost transportation, counseling, and more.  
  • Time Frame: Up to 36 hours of respite during a 90-day period 
  • Cost: No Cost 
  • Contact: Call (734) 436-4231 


Alzheimer’s Association Respite Care Financial Assistance 

  • The Michigan chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers scholarships to assist with adult day programs, in-home care, and overnight care. 
  • Contact: Call the 24/7 helpline at (800) 272-3900 or email [email protected].


Senior Living Facilities 

Brecon Village (EHM Saline) 

  • Location: Saline 
  • Time frame: Up to 2 weeks  
  • Cost: $440/day 
  • EHMSS allows respite in all of their living communities- including memory care! 


Balfour Senior Living 

  • Location: Ann Arbor 
  • Time frame: Call for current rates 
  • Cost: $350/day 


Silver Maples of Chelsea 

  • Location: Chelsea 
  • Time frame: 1 week minimum for short-term stay 
  • Cost: $240-$300/day 


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