Respite Care provides the caregiver some “time out” to relax and take care of his or her personal needs, and at the same time offers quality care for the person with Parkinson’s Disease.
- The person with Parkinson’s Disease and the caregiver must live together in order to receive either in home services or adult day care. This program is not intended to provide care for the patient when the caregiver is employed, but rather is meant to provide some relief to the full-time caregiver.
- The client must NOT be on Medicaid or receiving subsidized services from any other agency.
- Geographic areas covered include: St. Louis city and county, St. Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin County.
- The client can receive either In Home service or Adult Day Care if they qualify, but not both.
The St. Louis Chapter APDA will subsidize the cost of 16 hours per month (4 hours per week) of in-home care through our preferred providers, so that the caregiver may have a break from their care giving duties. The cost of in-home care ranges from $16.50-$17.00 per hour, Monday-Friday. A brief financial questionnaire including submission of the front page of your tax return or copy of Social Security awards letter if you do not file a tax return (which will be shredded upon receipt) will be used to determine if you qualify and what your share of the cost will be. Qualifying participants will pay between $6.50-$11.00 per hour and the St. Louis APDA will pay the balance.
Adult Day Care
Another option to provide respite for the caregiver and socialization for the patient is adult day care. They typically provide health services, therapeutic services, and social activities. Many agencies also provide a meal throughout the day. Transportation to and from the adult day center may be provided through some agencies. Services range from $50-$90 per day. If you qualify, the St. Louis APDA will subsidize the cost of care in an adult day care program for up to 8 hours per week at a shared cost of $3.00-$5.00 per hour.
Please have your physician include your name, address and phone number in the request letter and mail it to:
American Parkinson Disease Association
1415 Elbridge Payne, Suite 150
Chesterfield, MO 63017