Daytime and 24-hour Support
The RiseBoro Respite Program is a totally unique service as we are the only non-medical model of caregiver Residential Respite in New York City. Clients receive ongoing assistance with personal care, meals, recreation, and companionship in a unique community apartment or during the day in our Social Adult Day Program. These residential overnight services can be available for up to three weeks at a time. A client can stay for a maximum of 100 nights per year in the respite program, depending upon availability.
The Respite program is designed to assist families of frail elderly and individuals with cognitive impairments in maintaining their loved ones at home by providing caregivers with temporary relief from their 24-hour responsibilities.
We also provide caregiver case assistance and information and referrals to help caregivers find additional support and services. The Respite Center offers many caregivers, who live on fixed incomes, the essential opportunity to take a break from the stress involved in constant, continual care giving. This can vary from daytime coverage while they are working to overnight respite allowing them to go on vacation.
All staff involved in direct client care are certified home health aides and are trained in caring for frail elderly clients and working with clients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Services are available on a suggested contribution and often we coordinate referrals with the Alzheimer’s Association and NYC Caregiver Programs that assist families in paying this contribution.
Overnight Respite and Social Adult Day Services include the following services:
- Socialization- physical exercise and cognitive activities
- Nutrition- hot meals and snacks at appropriate intervals tailored to special diets and food preferences
- Personal Care- assistance with activities of daily living including mobility and transfer, grooming assistance, bathing, feeding and toileting
- Supervision and monitoring, especially for clients with dementia
- Cueing for medications
- Information and referral and coordination
- Referral for caregiver counseling
The Respite Program also works closely with other social service agencies including the Alzheimer’s Association, as a referral source for families and elderly clients. In addition, at times the Respite Center also functions as a “shelter” for elderly clients who are victims of elder abuse at the hands of overwhelmed caregivers.
The Respite services are offered in a residential apartment building adapted to meet the needs and safety needs of the clients it serves.