For seven years, Betty Ann has brought much needed relief to family caregivers who are struggling to care for an aging relative. She visits with the senior at home so that caregivers can take a much needed break. This “time off” gives family caregivers like Antoinete Foppiano, time to relax and enjoy a day at the beach. “ It’s been a godsend to know that Betty Ann was coming to spend some time with my husband. Thanks to her, I was able to join friends at the beach and enjoy activities at the Senior Center .”
Companions like Betty Ann is one of the reasons for the success of the Respite Program. To find out how the EAC Network Respite Program can help or if you are interested in becoming a companion, call 516-539-0150 ext. 217.