What is respite?

As a caregiver, you are allowed to take breaks! Respite is the care of your loved one by a certified caregiver, providing relief to you.

Who needs respite?

That person who is taking care of their loved one, 24/7. The biggest benefits of receiving respite are time to rejuvenate, catch up on sleep, pursue a hobby, time to build relationships with family or spouse, time to attend events like sports, arts, or worship, or time to run errands.



Our Program: Adult Day Health Center Respite Scholarship Program

The Arizona Caregiver Coalition (ACC) administers the Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) Respite program. Our program offers respite at no cost to those caregivers who have never received aid from any federal program. Adult Day Health Centers provide a safe and learning environment for your loved one.


  1. Caregiver must live full-time with the care recipient.
  2. Caregiver and care recipient can not be receiving any other federally funded respite services.
  3. The caregiver is not working outside the home.

How can I apply?

You can call our caregiver advocates at 888-737-7494. Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. or email us at

Other programs

There are other options to get respite. For example, you can pay privately or you may qualify for public programs. For more information see our Resource page.