The mission of Tennessee Respite Coalition is to ensure the quality of life for family caregivers through respite.
What is Respite? 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.
Why Respite? 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.
Whether a person is taking care of their child with autism or their parent with Alzheimer’s, caregiving for a family member is a tiring, hard, thankless, isolating and emotionally draining job. Respite = time for a caregiver to rest.