Respite Services Program

Catholic Charities' Respite Services provide planned respite care/companionship for families/caregivers.




 Contact Staff for this Program



What is Respite Care?

Millions of people provide assistance each year to elderly, and/or disabled elderly family, friends, neighbors to help them remain in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.  Sometimes the caregivers need time off to relax or take care of other responsibilities.  This is where respite care can be helpful.  It provides the caregivers with they break they need, and also ensures that their elderly loved one is still receiving the attention that he or she needs.

Catholic Charities respite services provide planned respite care/companionship for families/caregivers.  Respite care is provided in the home and involves a brief relief or rest of 2 hours a week/or 3 hours 2x a month.  The service is provided by a volunteer Nurse.  The service is available for residents of St Lucie County, which includes Port St Lucie and Fort Pierce.

Respite Program Services include: 

  • Respite companionship by volunteer Nurse (licensed and background checked) in the home
  • Wellness Assessment by Respite Nurse Coordinator
  • Health teaching/education & health promotion
  • Information provided on available community resources
  • Facilitation of Powerful Tools for Caregivers Course program designed to provide caregivers with tools and strategies to better handle challenges that come with being a caregiver

Catholic Charities' Respite Services Program is searching for volunteer nurses to provide respite care for caregivers of the homebound in St. Lucie County. For more information, please refer to our Brochure.

If you'd like to volunteer, please click on the "Contact Staff for this Program" link at the top of this page, fill out the form and submit your information to the Respite Nurse Coordinator. 


Catholic Charities

9995 North Military Trail
P.O. Box 109650
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410
Phone: 561-775-9560
Fax: 561-625-5906 Contact Us