In-home service provided to caregivers to temporarily relieve them of caring for their loved one. This program operates on a sliding rate cost share. Please call (406)676-2367 for more information.

Respite Care

LCCOA Respite Program

Respite Care is not a luxury, but a necessity for families who are caring for chronically ill, impaired loved ones. Respite breaks offer caregivers an opportunity to revitalize their energies, enhance their abilities to perform care-giving tasks and avoid burnout. The use of respite care is an essential piece in the overall support that families need to keep their loved ones at home. Respite Care can reduce the potential for abuse and neglect, reduce a family's isolation and reduce stress which undermines the caregiver's own health. It is a gift of time.
The following is a list of servies our respite workers can perform.
Respite Services
Personal Care


  • Minimal assisting with eating

  • Minimal assisting with ambulation (stand-by assistance only)

  • Minimal assisting with toileting

  • Reminding client to take medication



  • Providing companionship, talking, listening, reading, playing games, working on crafts, TV, etc.



  • Preparing food

  • Sharing a prepared meal

Home Management


  • Light housekeeping, cleaning up after a meal or activity