What is the Lifespan Respite Care Program?
What does the Lifespan Respite Care Program (LRCP) provide caregivers?
- Provides respite services for unpaid primary caregivers of individuals from birth through the end of life who are not eligible for respite services or who are unable to access them through other public and private programs.
- Provides training to caregivers to support them in gaining the knowledge and skills related to caregiving. Increased levels of understanding and competency can help reduce stress and improve coping skills. Training also can enhance the quality of care provided to the loved one.
- Strives to increase knowledge and awareness across the community to help individuals caring for a loved one realize they are caregivers and need to take care of themselves.
Who is eligible?
All caregivers may be eligible for some service or resource. Priority is given to Caregivers who are low-income, minority, in rural and isolated communities, of limited English speaking ability and in greatest social and economic need. However, means testing is not part of the eligibility process.
How do I get help?
Caregivers can learn more about the Lifespan Respite Care Program and other resources available to them through the Alamo Service Connection. The Alamo Service Connection (ASC) provides information and referral to caregivers who may be caring for an older adult or a family member of any age who has a disability or chronic illness.
By connecting with the ASC, caregivers can find respite services and other resources online in San Antonio and Bexar County. By calling the ASC at (210) 477-3275, caregivers can speak with a care specialist who will assist them in locating the services and support they and their loved one need.