Respite Care

PNMD Respite Care Grant Program

Applications for Respite Care Grants Accepted Beginning June 1, 2023

Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease can be demanding and/or overwhelming;
leaving the care partner stressed and exhausted.

Our new grant program is an attempt to provide a small, needed break or “respite” for our care partners. Each grant award will be for $600, and limited to one grant per family, per year.

PNMD has arranged with approved service agencies that provide in-home respite care and are licensed and insured with trained staff to provide the respite care. By subsidizing the cost of care, grant awards will provide the care partner with the opportunity to arrange for
individually-tailored respite care. See our article in the May Issue of the Shaky Times.

Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Our initial service area will be limited to Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

For an overview of the program read the Respite Care Program Handout. Please note that all documents are available in the following formats.

● Google Docs (Or Google Online Form where applicable)
● WORD Doc
● PDF (Fillable where applicable)

Respite Care Program Handout (Google Doc)

Respite Care Program Handout (WORD Doc)

Respite Care Program Handout (PDF)

Applying for a Respite Care Grant

To apply for a PNMD Respite Care Grant, please complete the following steps.
(In each step, only select one of the three formats, depending on your preference.)

  1. Read the Respite Care Program Application Process document

    Respite Care Application Process (Google Doc)

    Respite Care Application Process (WORD Doc)

    Respite Care Application Process (PDF)

  2. Complete and submit the Respite Care Grant Application

    Respite Grant Application (Google Online Form)

    Respite Grant Application (WORD doc)

    Respite Grant Application (Fillable PDF)

  3. Complete and submit the Zarit Caregiver Burden Assessment

    Zarit Caregiver Burden Assessment (Google Online Form)

    Zarit Caregiver Burden Assessment (WORD doc)

    Zarit Caregiver Burden Assessment (Fillable PDF)

Please note that both the Respite Grant Application and the Zarit Caregiver Burden
must be completed and submitted.

Depending on the format you choose, your application may be submitted online, by email at, or by regular U.S. mail at Parkinson Network of Mt. Diablo (Respite Grant), P.O. Box 3127, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.

Questions? Send an email to or call Chris Brophy @ 510-541-6369.