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Respite Care Charleston (RCC) provides social day programs, support groups for early stage Alzheimer’s disease, and caregiver support groups for individuals and families affected by memory disorders. Participants in our respite programs enjoy memory stimulating socialization, music, gentle exercise and therapeutic crafts; family caregivers benefit from a much-needed break. Respite care is a short break from caregiving, and helps support and strengthen families, allowing the continuation of care in the home. Since 1996, we’ve been committed to helping families in Charleston County who face the challenges of dealing with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Our services are structured to help individuals and families from the beginning, during early diagnosis and throughout the continuum of care. Respite Care Charleston strives to improve the quality of life for individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
Respite Care Charleston offers:
- Half-day social respite programs for people with dementia in Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, James Island, Johns Island, and North Charleston
- Caregiver support groups in Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, James Island and Johns Island
- Bi-monthly support group for people with Early Stage Alzheimer's disease and dementia and the care partners.
- Care counseling
- Connecting clients with other support and services in the community.
The Social Day Program provides people with dementia the opportunity to have dignified social interaction with peers. The meaningful experience comes from stimulating activities in a safe, failure-free environment. Activities include gardening, an inter-generational programming, exercise, performances by local musicians, service projects, and other reminiscing and sensory based activities.
Respite Care Charleston provides solutions for people with dementia and their family members through a continuum of support, education and services. RCM is the only organization that offers social respite for caregivers in Charleston County.
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