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Caregiver Respite

Caregiver respite covers a range of services, depending on the programs available in your community. In-home respite involves a respite worker spending one-to-one time with the individual for a pre-negotiated period of time. Out-of-home respite is typically offered in a residential program or at a specifically-designated respite location.

Passport - Caregiver Respite:

Passport is a program that helps adults with a developmental disability to participate in their communities, and helps caregivers take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Passport/Direct Funding allows people to access funding to hire someone to help with the personal care of a person with a developmental disability to give the main caregiver a break. This can be in a family's home or in a different location.

The website, www.respiteservices.com, can help families learn more about the programs available in their community. People who are registered on the site can also search for a worker who may be able to provide respite support.

 

Reviewed: August 2016