A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing MORE. GOOD. DAYS. to those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, Respite Care Charleston provides social day programs, support groups and outreach at locations throughout Charleston for 20+ years.
- Our social day programs enable people with dementia to remain independent, maintain optimum physical and mental health, stay socially connected, and pursue interests and hobbies, all of which help to improve their quality of life.
- One of the most requested / needed supports reported by caregivers is respite - time to take care of themselves, run errands, take care of other tasks while knowing their loved one is in a safe, caring environment.
- Activities include mental stimulation, music therapy, one-on-one and group social interaction, arts and crafts, light exercise and pet therapy
- Programs are offered 10am - 1:50pm on select days at the following sites:
Martin Luther Church, James Island - Friday
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, West Ashley - Monday & Wednesday
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church - Thursday
All Saints Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant - Monday & Wednesday
North Charleston United Methodist Church - Thursday
St. Johns Parish Church, Johns Island - Tuesday & Thursday
- Program fee is $40 per person per day
- Scholarships available for families with financial need
- Includes morning refreshments and lunch
- Professionally staffed with the support of volunteers
- No medical or nursing care is provided by staff at the day program; however, limited assistance with some activities of daily living is provided.
For more information, to learn if respite care is right for your loved one, or to schedule a trial visit, contact Sara Perry at Sara@RespiteCareCharleston.org or 843.647.7405.
While RCC cannot provide transportation to or from our programs, our staff may be able to assist you with finding resources if needed.
Interested in volunteering to bring MORE. GOOD. DAYS. to those with Alzheimer's or dementia? Contact us at Info@RespiteCareCharleston.org or 843.647.7405.
RCC also offers free support groups for caregivers and those with early stage Alzheimer's or dementia. Visit our website for details.
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