The word respite means “break” or “relief”. Respite care is intended to provide relief for the primary caregiver(s) of a child/youth with disabilities.
You deserve a break. Having a child with special needs can be a challenge. It’s easy for families to get over-stressed as they deal with their family’s needs, juggle medical and therapy appointments, and manage work and other responsibilities.
Parents/guardians often sacrifice their own health and well-being to meet the care-giving needs of their children. Research has shown that respite services can make a significant & positive difference in the lives of families, allowing them to take a break and improve their physical, social, and emotional well-being. It is also shown to have a positive effect on family relations.
By taking care of yourself, you will be able to better care for your children.
Caring for a child with special needs can be extremely stressful for many parents. Respite care is designed in part to alleviate this stress.
Respite care allows you an opportunity to strengthen and foster relationships with your children, spouses, partners, other family members, and friends.
Respite care provides parents with a well-deserved break. This time allows you to catch-up on household duties, and much needed rest and relaxation.
The respite provider gets to know your child in their normal environment where they are most comfortable. The caregiver may be a friend, relative, or a TeamCare provider.
In-Home Respite Services Will Include: