Respite care gives families temporary relief from the challenges of caring for someone with special needs. It aims to strengthen the family unit by allowing families to rest, tend to life’s necessities or to deal with stressful situations. 

Respite is not a luxury, but rather essential for a family’s well-being. It can prevent parents from becoming stressed and fatigued to the point where they can no longer cope.

Why Respite Care?

  • Respite supports people with special needs and their families.
  • Respite enhances quality of life, promotes psychological health, and preserves family and care giving relationships.
  • Respite alleviates the stress of care giving and prevents out-of-home placements.
  • Respite also provides a positive experience for the person receiving care.

 

What are the benefits to Group Respite?

  • Opportunities to socialize with people outside of their families
  • Meet others and develop lasting friendships
  • Participation in community activities
  • Growing independence through new learning experiences
  • Strengthens family relationships
  • Safe, quality care
  • Opportunities for new experiences
  • Reduces out of home placements
  • Opportunity to interact with others in a structured environment
  • Place to Grow, Succeed, and Belong!

Benefits to the Parent/Caregiver:

  • Prevent caregiver burnout
  • Opportunity for a break
  • Opportunity to devote time to other family members and friends
  • Additional relief and support during stressful times
  • Provide options for care during crisis or emergencies
  • Allows caregivers to continue to work outside the home
  • Prevent health and social consequences related to burnout and stress