Respite Care for Caregivers

The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota is proud to offer a Respite Care Grant program to provide caregivers with respite so they can take care of themselves while they are caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease.

What is the Respite Care Grant?

This grant is available to individuals who are unable to afford care services on their own and are ineligible for other subsidized programs.  Through this program, caregivers my receive financial help in order to take a break from caring for their loved one with Parkinson’s.  Currently, the Respite Care Grant is $500 annually per family.  Families can use grants to help pay for in-facility or in-home care.  Our goal is to provide caregivers an opportunity to take care of personal needs reducing the overall stress related to their caregiving responsibilities.


Why is respite care important?

According to the National Family Caregiving Association:

  • 30 percent of caregivers are over age 65
  • 17 percent of family caregivers provide more than 40 hours of care per week
  • Family caregivers experiencing extreme stress have been shown to age prematurely

“Recently the doctor’s discovered a tumor in my mom’s neck and were leaning towards surgery (the Lord blessed us and they cancelled her surgery on the grounds it was unnecessary on the morning of the operation. Praise the Lord for second opinions and doctors working hard to be very thorough J). Needless to say, my mom (a caretaker) and all of us had NUMEROUS things to worry about when they told us she needed surgery. But one thing she didn’t need to worry about was how to pay for care for my stepdad if she had to be in the hospital for several days. Mom had been generously given a $500 grant from your Organization. That $500 was more than enough to provide my stepdad Stan care in an in-patient facility for several days. That was one less worry for everyone, and I can’t tell you how much having one less worry meant to my mom and to the rest of us.”

~Diane Simpson


How to I apply for the Respite Care Grant?

Our goal is to make the application program for this grant as easy as possible.  Download, review, and complete the following short forms.

How do I get more information?

Contact our office at (763) 545-1272.

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The mission of the Capistrant Parkinson’s Foundation is to positively impact as many Parkinson Patients and caregivers as possible while being an excellent and grateful steward of donations.  The Capistrant Parkinson’s Foundation is a substantial contributor to the NPFM Respite Care Grant fund in support of their mission.