There are many resources available online to help you locate respite care in your area. The links below can help you find the services you need.
Ready to find the respite provider that is right for you? The Texas Inventory of Respite Services is a searchable database of respite providers from around the state that includes information from nonprofit, commercial, faith-based and governmental respite providers. It was created and is maintained by the Texas Lifespan Respite Care Program.
The inventory can be searched by county, type of provider or type of service. The database includes detailed information about each service provider including:
AXA Foundation Family Care Resource Clearinghouse — A database of books, videos, websites, magazines, fact sheets and other resources for family caregivers. A project of the National Alliance for Caregiving.
Caring.com Senior Living Directory— A national database of home health providers, senior housing options, public information resources and end-of-life service providers.
Eldercare Locator— A national directory of community resources compiled by the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Family Caregiver Alliance Family Care Navigator — A national database of government, nonprofit and private programs with services for family caregivers and their loved ones.
National Clearinghouse for Long Term Care and Independent Living Resources — Find information about long term care services and supports in your state.
Texas 2-1-1— A database of programs and social services available in Texas.
The Attendant Network — A registry designed to connect personal attendants with those needing assistance in the Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio areas. Note: The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services/Take Time Texas is not affiliated with the Attendant Network and does not screen attendants listed in the network.
Respite Resources, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (PDF) — This fact sheet includes information about public and nonprofit resources as well as respite tips.
State and Local Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Resources (PDF) — A listing of private nonprofit and government services that support individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.
Each of the websites listed offers resources related to respite and caregiving.
Find information regarding available state and federal resources.
Looking for additional resources related to a specific medical condition? Click on the links below. National organizations are on the left and their Texas-based affiliates are on the right.
|National Organization||Local Affiliate(s)|
|ALS Association||Greater Houston, South Texas, North Texas|
|Alzheimer's Association||Capital of Texas (Austin), Greater Dallas, Houston & Southeast Texas, North Central Texas, West Texas, San Antonio & South Texas|
|Autism Society of America||Texas Gulf Coast, Greater Houston, Southeast Texas, Greater Austin, El Paso, Collin County, Northwest Houston|
|Brain Injury Association of America||Brain Injury Association of Texas|
|Disabled American Veterans|
|Muscular Dystrophy Association|
|National Alliance on Mental Illness||NAMI Texas|
|National Down Syndrome Society|
|National Multiple Sclerosis Society||Lone Star Chapter|
|National Parkinson Foundation|
|National Spinal Cord Injury Association|
|National Stroke Association|
|The Arc (for people will intellectual disabilities)||The Arc of Texas|
Updated: September 2, 2014