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Caregiver Support

Caregiver Support & Respite

As a family caregiver, your well-being is as important as the care you provide.

Care SupportWhether you need a break from your caregiving responsibilities to tackle your to-do list, resources to grow your caregiving skills, time to see friends and family, or a nap to recharge — we can step in. We also offer groups where you can connect with others in the same situation. 

LSS Caregiver Support & Respite services are also designed to support the older adult who receives care so that they can remain active, healthy and living in their own home as long as possible.

COVID-19 Update

As we partner with public health officials and the rest of the community in limiting COVID-19, our priorities are to keep employees, volunteers and the people we support safe while continuing to provide essential services.

We will continue to monitor each community and establish/modify response plans as needed. We are currently providing many of our services and classes remotely. Learn more about our virtual services.

If you have any questions, please contact the LSS Caregiver Support & Respite staff person you work with or call 866.787.9802. Read our full COVID-19 update on the LSS Caregiver Facebook page.

Caregiver Coaching and Counseling 

Coaching and counseling to help family caregivers develop their caregiving skills, find available resources, and practice self-care to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Caregiver Classes and Workshops 

Workshops, classes and events inform and support family caregivers.

Caregiver Technology Program

By using your own tablet/smart phone or borrowing one of ours, this program can help you reduce stress, grow your skills, join discussion groups, solve problems, access family mediation and more.

Caregiver Support Groups 

A supportive network for caregivers to share experiences and information.

Emergency Care Planning for Caregivers

Helps caregivers put a plan in place in case a crisis or emergency happens.

Mental Health Counseling

Mental health and wellness support for older adults and their caregivers.

Respite Care (Group Setting) 

Our LSS Morning Out and Afternoon Adventures groups provide social activities for older adults needing care, and allow family caregivers to take a break.

Respite Care (In Home) 

Trained volunteers offer weekly visits in the home so that family caregivers can run errands, see friends and family or just rest and recharge.

Virtual Services

Stay connected and reduce stress with services that are available by phone or video chat.

Waiver Services

Learn about Caregiver Support & Respite services that can be reimbursed via the Elderly Waiver (EW) , Alternative Care program (AC) or Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI).

Caregiver Respite Gift Certificates 

Give the gift of time by providing much-needed respite from the sometimes overwhelming demands of caregiving. Gift certificates can be purchased online.

Volunteer with Us!

Give family caregivers a much-deserved break by visiting older adults in their homes for a few hours each week. You can qualify to receive a stipend and education grant.


Services are made possible with generous sponsorship from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA). Learn more at www.MinnesotaVeteran.org/SOT.