Volunteer Services of Carlton County, Inc.
Volunteer Services of Carlton County (also serving Aitkin and St. Louis counties)
199 Chestnut Ave, Ste 3, Carlton, MN, 55718-2019
Distance: 1097 Miles
Respite provides care on a short-term basis for a person who cannot take care of themselves, and who is usually taken care of by an unpaid family member or friend. The program is designed to provide temporary coverage for the unpaid caregiver during an absence or need for relief.
Volunteer services offers the in-home and group respite program for caregivers who can not leave their loved ones home alone.
Those receiving care have the opportunity to socialize and engage in interesting and challenging activities, while providing a much needed break for their caregivers.
* Social time
* Gentle exercise
Group respite meets every Monday and Thursday from 11:00am - 3:00pm at sites in Cloquet and Carlton.
In-home respite is provided by appointment.
Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, services are changing rapidly.
You can also visit helpolderadultsmn.org to search for changes to your services.
If you need help to find alternative services, chat with us.
- Private pay
- Sliding fee scale
Caregivers of adults who can not be left alone due to age or disability. Participants should:
* Not require constant supervision
* Be ambulatory with minimal assistance (walkers, canes and wheelchairs are acceptable)
* Be continent or have managed incontinence
* Be able to feed themselves
* Be independent in taking medications
* Not have a history of violence to self or others
* Be able to respond to redirection and be able to participate in group activities
You must call to make an appointment
Sliding cost share scale; check with program
8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
Aitkin, Carlton and St. Louis counties
|Toll Free - Carlton County||(888) 419-1235|
- Volunteer Services of Carlton County 199 Chestnut Ave, Ste 3, Carlton, MN, 55718-2019
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PH-7000Respite Care Definition
Programs that provide a brief period of relief or rest for family members, guardians or other people who are regular caregivers for dependent adults or children by offering temporary or intermittent care in the home or in community settings/facilities.
PH-7000.3300-040Adult In Home Respite Care Definition
Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in their own home.
PH-7000.6000-060Adult Out of Home Respite Care Definition
Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in a community setting/facility.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
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