Caregivers deserve a break!

Respite Care Share is an organization founded by caregiver advocate Joy Johnston. The organization is dedicated to promoting affordable and accessible respite services for caregivers. It was selected as a top 10 idea in OpenIDEO’s End-of-Life Care Challenge

My mother, Jane Johnston, served as my inspiration for Respite Care Share. Since her death in 2015, I have dedicated my free time to caring for other caregivers.

Caregiving is a 24/7 job, but not one should have to do it alone, without getting a break. Studies show that caregiver stress can lead to health problems for the caregiver and a decreased ability to provide quality care. Respite Care Share will highlight resources for caregivers to get a break, whether it be for an hour or for a week.


If you are a caregiver seeking respite care options, we want to hear from you. We'd also love to hear from organizations who would be interested in partnering with Respite Care Share.

Need more help? Check out the Respite Care Share resources page and the Caregiver Product Recommendations page on my blog, The Memories Project.

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