Being a caregiver for your loved one can take a toll on your own health. It is important to find help to take care of your own physical, mental, and emotional needs.
A professional, friend, or family member who provides regular care for a child or person who is sick, elderly, or disabled.
Someone who gives caregivers a break by providing temporary care for a child or person who is sick, elderly, or disabled.
Still Not Sure?
It’s important that you identify yourself as a caregiver before you can begin finding resources to take care of YOU so that you can better take care of THEM.
Watch this video and see if any of these sound like your in-home story.
Complete your profile by taking a quick survey to help us identify your needs by learning more about you.
Respite is a period of rest and relief. It’s an opportunity for caregivers to have a break and take some time off for themselves.
Being a caregiver can be a very taxing and intensive job. Respite gives caregivers a chance to take some time for themselves, resulting in an enhanced quality of life.
Sometimes caregivers feel guilty accepting care. They also might not want others to take care of their loved ones, or they might feel that taking care is their responsibility. They also might not know about respite care or have the time to look into resources.
For caregivers of adults and children with special needs, respite can offer a chance for you to spend some time on your own. You could run errands, go to health appointments for yourself, take a nap, read a book, or just take a break and re-group which can leave you feeling refreshed. Making time for yourself can ultimately make you a better caregiver.
You can see more on our services page.
Your donation will help the TRC serve family caregivers. You can buy hours of respite time for a family caregiver for $5/hour.
Please mail your donation to:
2603 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Or call our office at (615) 269-8687 to make a donation.
During the month of November, the TRC hosts events around the state for National Family Caregiver Month. Many of these events need donations of door prizes or pampering items for caregivers.
Please call (615) 269-8687 for more information on how to donate items for caregivers.
You could become a TRC volunteer. Go to the Volunteer Opportunities page for more information on how to volunteer.