Respite Information

What is Respite?

Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. Itcan be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks. Care can be provided at home,
a healthcare facility, or at an adult day center. 

Respite Care provides the caregiver with time to take care of themselves, recharge and avoid burnout. 

(National Institute on Aging, What Is Respite Care?| (

There are programs in North Carolina that help caregivers with obtaining respite. Browse the links below to learn more!

What is a respite voucher?

A respite voucher allows a caregiver to choose a person, agency, or facility to provide respite and will then be reimbursed up to $500.00. The goal of the voucher is to allow the caregiver time to take care of themselves, do something they enjoy, and recharge. The availability of respite vouchers is dependent on funding. 

Respite Voucher Options

High Country AAA Guide to Respite Vouchers

High Country Family Caregiver Support Program 

High Country Family Caregiver Support Program (Spanish)

Respite Programs in North Carolina

Publicly Funded Respite Program List 

Project C.A.R.E- Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty

Lifespan Respite

Maximizing Your Respite

Types of Respite

Where could I look for a Respite Provider?