"Through our Respite Care program, we provide support for individuals who are caring for a seriously ill, disabled or elderly loved one at home," Sharon M. Bradley, RN, MSN, DNP, president and CEO of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, said.
"For these family caregivers, periodic relief is critical. They need time to rest and to attend to other personal interests and obligations," Bradley said. "We want to help alleviate the stress that arises as a result of the burdensome daily responsibilities involved in caring for a loved one."
Established in 2001, in honor of First County Bank's 150th anniversary, the First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development for children and families in lower Fairfield County.
A nonprofit community organization for 100 years, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County provides professional nursing and support services, senior care management, physical rehabilitation, health education, community wellness programs and compassionate hospice care for adults and children in New Canaan and throughout Fairfield County. For more about Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, call 1-800-898-HOME or visit www.visitingnurse.net.