Caregivers who participate in the care of the person with developmental disabilities occasionally need a break. Respite services may include: providing non-medical health care, preparing or assisting in preparation of meals and in eating, providing opportunities for community integration and involvement, providing opportunities for leisure, play and other recreational activities, providing opportunities for the individual to make choices with regard to his/her daily activities.
Respite is available on an hourly or daily basis depending on the family's needs and the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities’ authorization. There are several options regarding where respite may be provided including at the individual's home; at the respite care provider's home; or in a community setting of the family's choice. This decision is made in consultation with the family.
As a provider we establish good communication with the consumer/family, work to resolve any issues, follow the support plan and schedule, demonstrate professionalism, maintain confidentiality, maintain ongoing communication with the Support Coordinator, complete all required paperwork/reports and adhere to the training procedures mandated by the Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Quality respite care is also available for eligible family members of Air Force and Navy service members. Click here for more info!