Jamie from the Chicago Department on Aging just sent me this information I thought would be appropriate to pass along:
For a yearly membership fee of $15.00, families can join the Midwest Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Through this program, they will pay up to $500 per person per year for a substitute caregiver so the caregiver can take time out from his/her duties. The primary caregiver and/or the care receiver, may choose whom to hire as a substitute person or organization.
To find out more, contact the Midwest Chapter APDA