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Respite Care Services

Respite Care Services, also known simply as Respite, is a service that is available to people with developmental disabilities through the following funding sources: CIH Medicaid waiver, FS Medicaid waiver. Respite means services provided to individuals unable to care for themselves that are furnished on a short-term basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons normally providing care. This service can be provided in the following locations: an individual’s home, the private home of the caregiver, a non-private residential setting such as a respite home.  There are different levels of Respite services that can be provided depending on a person’s needs. These include services provided by a registered nurse, an LPN, or other trained agency staff. Allowable Respite activities include:

·         Assistance with toileting and feeding

·         Assistance with daily living skills, including assistance with accessing the community and community activities

·         Assistance with grooming and personal hygiene

·         Meal preparation, serving and cleanup

·         Administration of medications

·         Supervision