Caregiver Respite

Caring for a loved one can be a 24/7 job. Caregivers sometimes find it difficult to carve out time to take care of themselves. Respite programs provide family caregivers with well-deserved breaks to run errands, socialize with friends, go to appointments, or do whatever they need to do for their own health and wellbeing. Respite can be provided for a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks. See also Adult Day Centers.

Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.

The Senior Companionship Program offers caregiver respite while giving older adults enrichment activities and care assistance. For those who cannot come to ACC's headquarters, the Friendly Visitor Program sends trained volunteers to socialize with homebound older adults and persons with disabilities.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: older adults and persons with disabilities

Address: 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Phone: (916) 394-6399

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on the website or to the staff member listed on the webpage


This local organization offers grants to families caring for loved ones living with Alzheimer's disease to help pay for short-term in-home respite care.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: caregivers in the Sacramento area caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia

Address: 2641 Cottage Way, Ste. 4, Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 483-2002 or (800) 540-3340



The Alzheimer's Association can provide caregivers with information about accessing respite care.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 1455 Response Rd., Suite 190, Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (800) 272-3900 (24-hour hotline) or (916) 930-9080

Email: can send email through Contact Us page on website


Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center can help caregivers pay for respite services either at home or in another setting such as an adult day care center.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: caregivers living in the 13-county service area (includes Sacramento County) who are either caring for someone who is at least 60 years old and requires assistance with two or more activities of daily living or for an adult with a cognitive-impairing condition that occurred after the age of 18 (e.g., dementia, stroke)

Address: 8421 Auburn Blvd., Suite 265, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Phone: (916) 728-9333

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website


For caregivers who need several days or weeks of respite services, multiple Eskaton communities welcome short-term guests. Available services depend on the level of care provided at each community, but all include 24-hour staffing, meals, and social interaction.

Cost: daily fee (contact community for costs)

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: multiple locations (see website)

Phone: multiple locations (see website)


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