James Madison University

Information for Family Caregivers

It has been well documented that persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias truly benefit from interaction with other people. Unfortunately, too often, friends and family are uncomfortable being around a person with dementia or people with dementia often don’t get the stimulation they need.

Additionally when you are providing care for the person with Alzheimer’s disease it can be difficult to find time to do the activities that you enjoy or errands that you need to run. Sometimes, it is even a struggle to interact with your loved one who has dementia because you exhausted from demands of caregiving. The Caregivers Community Network provides a range of respite services that benefit both you and your loved one.

  • Home based respite care. This includes companionship for the family member with Alzheimer’s disease, escort services, or errands such as picking up prescriptions to relieve or assist the Caregiver
  • Consulting with professional volunteers who can offer practical advise and suggest resources
  • A telephone helpline for information and support; friendly phone support for caregivers
  • Educational workshops and support groups
  • Information and support on CCN website

Areas Served and Fees

CCN currently provides services in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham county. The fee for this service is on a sliding scale and will be discussed with you when your program application is completed.

Whether you are the sole caregiver or you share that responsibility with family and friends, CCN may be the source for respite care. Please contact us for additional information.

Contact Us:

Toll Free 1(877)568-6682