Emergency Respite Available for Caregivers Who Are Caring for Children or Adults with Special Needs
What is respite?
Respite Care: means the planned or unplanned provision of intermittent and temporary substitute care or supervision of a child with special needs or adult with special needs on behalf of and in the absence of the primary caregiver for the purpose of providing temporary relief from the stress or responsibilities concomitant with providing constant care, so as to enable the caregiver to continue the provision of care in the home.
The goal of the Lifespan Emergency Respite Program is to offer funding and resources to support caregivers of children with special needs or adults with special needs who have an urgent need for respite care in the absence of any other funding source.
The program supports the caregiver’s decision to request emergency respite care and determine where the care will be delivered and by whom.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Caregivers (unpaid family member or other adult or foster parent) who provides in-home monitoring, management, supervision or treatment of a child with special needs or an adult with special needs. (Caregiver may, but need not, reside in the same household as the care recipient.)
- Caregivers with the greatest emotional, medical or economic need (targeting low income caregivers) are given priority for service.
- Caregivers of a child with special needs or adult with special needs that cannot be cared for by other individuals or organizations within the community due to the complexity of their special needs.
For More Information or To Apply
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