Caring for a loved one is hard. Making time to care for yourself can be even harder. We can help.

Take some time for yourself, knowing that your loved one is in good hands. Catholic Health is pleased to bring you Saturday Respite Care at no-cost to you, thanks to support from Exhale: The Family Caregiver Initiative, funded by Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

Who is Eligible

Respite care is available to individuals aged 55+ and reside in Erie County. Assistance with toileting, ambulation, and feeding will be available.

All participants will be screened prior to acceptance.

Space is limited, click here to request more information today or contact us at (716) 839-8651.

Services Available

Respite services available include lunch during attendance, and a variety of activities such as games, crafts, and exercise. On-site staffing includes a Program Coordinator, Activities Coordinator, and trained Home Health Aides.

Caregivers will also have the opportunity to meet with staff on-site to discuss challenges or needs they may have, attend a caregiver education session, or leave to have time to themselves.


Exhale Saturday Respite Care is available at Catholic Health LIFE located at 600 Doat Street, Cheektowaga, on the Villa Maria College campus.

This day center has secured entry/exits, and is handicap accessible.

Participants may utilize transportation provided by Catholic Health, or their caregiver may drop them off.

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