Caregiver Support

Providing Caregivers with Valuable Resources

South Florida Institute on Aging administers the Respite for Elders Living In Everyday Families (RELIEF) Program which provides in-home “hands-off" respite to qualifying families.

The administrative offices are located at:

2038 N Dixie Highway, Suite 201

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

The program's purpose is to increase the ability of a family unit to continue to care for a homebound elderly individual by providing in-home "hands-off" respite beyond the basic provisions of current public programs. Services are provided through a multi-generational corps of volunteers who are background screened and trained.

Call to volunteer or request services. Telephone Number: (954) 484-7117, Extension 106

Home Care for the Elderly

The Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) program supports care for Floridians age 60 and older in family-type living arrangements within private homes, as an alternative to institutional or nursing home care. 


Grandparent Support Program

Our Grandparent Support program is open to grandparents and relatives age 55 or older who serve as caregivers for children 18 and younger, or for children of any age who have disabilities. Grandparents are assisted with caregiver training and child daycare, counseling, legal assistance, respite care, transportation, and supplemental services such as housing improvement and provision of medical supplies and services.