Youth Respite Services
Get temporary relief from caregiving!
Respite services are intended to provide temporary relief for the primary caregiver from the demands of caring for an individual with disabilities during the times when the caregiver would normally be available to provide care. This short-term service is intended to provide care and supervision to your child either in their own home or outside their primary residence.
The service relieves family members from care on a temporary or emergency basis for short periods of time.
Respite care services are designed to offer families the opportunity for a break from caregiving responsibilities. Respite also provides a positive experience for the individual receiving care. Respite allows parents time to engage in activities that they find relaxing, entertaining, or restful while a trained respite provider cares for your child.
Respite is not a substitute for school, participation in other age appropriate activities, daycare or
traditional childcare, which is needed by parents in order to go to work or school and which is provided
on a daily or regular basis. Respite, on the other hand, is provided on an intermittent or short-term basis
to provide you with a break from caring for your child with a disability.
Caring For Families Social Services offers two types of Respite Services; Agency Hired Respite or Self Hired Respite:
Agency Hired Respite – Agency Hired Respite is a service provided to families who want a respite worker who is recruited, trained and employed by Caring For Families Social Services to provide social and recreational experiences to children in or out of their homes. Agency Hired Respite is limited to 60 hours of service per 90-day authorization. Families have the flexibility to utilize the 60 hours as needed within the 90-day authorization.
Self-Hired Respite – Self-Hired Respite is a service provided to families who want to recruit their respite worker of choice. The family pays the worker directly and sends the paperwork in support of reimbursement to Caring For Families Social Services on a monthly basis. Self-Hired Respite is limited to 60 hours of service per 90-day authorization. Families have the flexibility to utilize the 60 hours as needed within the 90-day authorization.