Are you taking care of an older adult or someone with a disability? If so, you could be an informal caregiver. An estimated 2.7 million informal caregivers in Texas help seniors and individuals with disabilities manage daily living tasks such as bathing, dressing, transportation, and household chores.
The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services has a new website, www.taketimetexas.org, with resources to support informal caregivers. Take Time Texas is the first statewide clearinghouse of information for services that allow caregivers to take a temporary break to restore or strengthen their ability to continue providing care for a child or adult with functional needs. The centerpiece of the website is the Texas Inventory of Respite Services, a database of more than 900 respite care providers across Texas.