Respite Programs

What is Respite?

Temporary relief for caregivers is commonly known as respite.  It is defined as taking a break from the responsibilities of caring for a person with special needs.  Respite support by be used by caregivers to:

  Visit with family and friends
  Spend a leisurely evening at dinner or the movies
Have their loved one experience a community outing while they remain at home
• Take a weekend or week long vacation



•  Caring for an individual 60+ years of age in the same household where you reside
•  Care recipient must require assistance with at least two activities of daily living (bathing, feeding, grooming)

There are no income eligibility requirements!

How do I use the respite program?

•  $300 voucher program
•  3 months to spend $300
•  Money to be spent on respite only

How do I apply for the program?

Contact the Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin for an application:

Complete our Caregiver Contact Form, or

  P.O. Box 60660

  Midland, TX  79711

  432.563.1061 ext. 306,

   or  800.461.4636