What is Caregiver’s Respite?

Caregiver: a person who provides direct care (for children, elderly people, or the chronically ill)

Respite: 1) a period of temporary delay 2) an interval of rest or relief

Caregivers Respite is a organization devoted to the encouragement, education, and motivation of caregivers from all walks of life. The organization’s goal is to help caregivers take better care of themselves as well as their loved ones. We accomplish this mission through our Caregiver’s Rest Conference, monthly group meet-ups, and other services.

What is the Caregiver’s Rest Conference?

Major Care-giving Statistics

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.
Caregiving in the United States;
National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009


40% to 70% of family caregivers have clinically significant symptoms of depression with approximately a quarter to half of these caregivers meet the diagnostic criteria for major depression. Zarit, S. (2006). Assessment of Family Caregivers: A Research Perspective

More than 1 in 10 (11%) of family caregivers report that caregiving has caused their physical health to deteriorate.
How Do Family Caregivers Fare? A Closer Look at their Experiences. Center on Aging Society. 2005.


47% of working caregivers indicate an increase in caregiving expenses has caused them to use up ALL or MOST of their savings.
Evercare Survey of the Economic Downturn and Its Impact on Family Caregiving;
National Alliance for Caregiving and Evercare. March 2009