Respite Care in Southern Minnesota
Providing Well-Deserved Breaks and Support for Round-the-Clock Caregivers

Caring for a loved one is one of the most generous things you can do. Along with the joy and reward of helping a family member, being a full time caregiver also comes with added stresses and demands. As a caregiver there are many duties required of you; at times it may feel like you are solely responsible for the well being of your parent, grandparent, or loved one. Without proper support for you, the day-to-day caregiver routine can become exhausting, monotonous, and overwhelming. You can very quickly go from loving son or daughter to detached caregiver; losing that lifelong connection with your parent or loved-one.

As a Caregiver You Need Support TOO

At Aging Services for Communities it is our belief that an individual can only receive optimal care if their caregiver also receives the support and rest they need to perform at their best. When you need a break, turn to us at ASC. We maintain a complete Respite Care program developed to provide the support and the time-off you not only need, but deserve.

Respite Program Summary

Our Respite Care program relies on caring, trained volunteers throughout our various communities. While you are away, or even simply in another area of the house, our volunteers provide companionship for your loved one. Activities include playing cards, going for walks, watching movies, joyful conversation, and more. The respite breaks that our volunteers provide ensure that your loved one is not only looked after while you are gone, but that their experience is a pleasant one.

  • Short-term respite care on a 2-4 hour basis to relieve the caregiver of their 24-hour a day responsibility
  • Respite care will be provided in the client's own home
  • Support and guidance is provided throughout your care giving journey
  • Respite services provided by screened and trained volunteers

Respite Program Qualifications

To qualify for the Respite Care Program you need to be a primary caregiver who provides 24-hour care for a relative or love one. Your care-receiver must be:

  • Age 60 or older
  • Reside in Le Sueur or Rice County
  • Ill with a long-term degenerative disease or chronic condition
  • Unable to stay alone / unattended for more than 2 hours

Tasks We Cannot Perform

While Aging Services for Communities strives to offer necessary services, there are tasks we cannot perform such as:

  • Administering Medications
  • Providing Professional Nursing Care
  • Heavy Lifting or Moving
  • Administering Injections or Diabetic Testing
  • Monitoring Blood Pressure or Vitals
  • Assisting with Bathing or Personal Care

Lastly, we cannot totally replace the love and care that only family members can provide. However, we can help you keep your loved one as independent as possible within their own home.