Respite is short-term or temporary care of a sick or disabled individual to provide relief to the primary caregiver who is usually a family member.  It can be scheduled on a regular basis or as the need arises.  Respite can be provided in the home by outside services or may be provided by facilities.  The following organizations offer some respite assistance either directly or through grants.  Consult the listings for Caregiver Resources for help researching options and the listings for Financial Concerns & Resources for financial assistance.

Volunteer Companion Programs

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
4780 S 131st Street
Omaha, NE 68137

402-426-9614 Blair
402-721-8262 Fremont
402-444-6536 Omaha

VNA – Visiting Nurse Association – Omaha
12565 West Center Road, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68144

VNA – Visiting Nurse Association – Southwest Iowa
822 South Main Street, Suite 102
Council Bluffs, IA 51503