Respite Services

Respite (In-Home) Services means intermittent or regularly scheduled temporary non-medical care and/or supervision provided in the person’s home from a respite vendor. In-Home Respite services are support services which typically include:

  • Assisting family members to enable a person with developmental disabilities to stay at home;
  • Providing appropriate care and supervision to protect that person’s safety in the absence of a family member(s);
  • Relieving family members from the constantly demanding responsibility of providing care; and
  • Attending to basic self-help needs and other activities that would ordinarily be performed by the family member.

Types of Respite Include:

1. Self Service Respite

2. Full Service Respite

3. Specialized Health Care Respite

4. Out of home Respite

Note: Client must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for respite services, and should contact their service coordinator for additional information. Read more here.

Respite (Out-of-Home) Services are provided in licensed residential facilities.

Respite services are subject to Family Cost Participation Program (FCPP) criteria for children under 18 years old; learn more about FCPP here:  FCPP Frequently Asked Questions

 

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