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We all have many roles — mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, friend. But one of the most important is caring for a loved one who is older or who has a disability. We call these people “caregivers.”
Caring for another person is hard work. And all caregivers deserve a break, which also is called respite.
Taking time for yourself is not selfish — it is necessary so you can keep being the best caregiver you can be.
Sometimes it's hard to find someone or even trust them to take over for a few hours while you take a break; Take Time Texas can help. We maintain a searchable list of respite providers across the state.
Start now to find someone who will care for your loved one while you rest, recharge or take care of other necessary tasks.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) provides this list of respite providers solely for informational purposes, and for the personal, non-commercial use by, or on behalf of, current or potential respite services users. Inclusion on the respite provider list is not a recommendation, endorsement, or preference of the provider by HHSC, nor is it a representation of the provider's background, quality, or reputation, or that the provider holds any licensure required to provide the respite services listed or any the provider might otherwise provide.
The information on the list is based on information submitted by the providers listed, who request to be listed. HHSC is not responsible for the content of the submitted information and makes no representation or assurance of its completeness or accuracy. Site users are responsible for researching all information relevant to an, informed provider selection, including information about the licensure, background, qualifications and quality of the selected providers.
In a nutshell, respite means having someone else look after your loved one while you take a break. Respite can be:
Respite is not the same as hospice. Hospice is a service for people who have a terminal illness and who have less than 6 months to live.
Family caregivers have many things in common. They love their family and want to see they get the best care possible.
But every caregiver's situation is unique. Caring for a child with a disability is different than caring for an aging parent. Even the type of respite services they need may vary.