Caring for a person with a disability can be stressful, especially if the caregiver never has a break from those responsibilities. Respite services give those caregivers a helping hand by providing trained staff to step in for a brief period.
In comparing Easterseals Arc’s respite services to other programs or providers, here are some things to consider:
Easterseals Arc is the only provider in Allen County with a house dedicated to respite services. The fully furnished house has multiple bedrooms for overnight stays and is stocked with a variety of recreational supplies.
Respite services can be scheduled to suit your family’s needs, or you can check our monthly respite calendar to find activities or themed days that interest your loved one.
In addition to providing services at our house, we also schedule respite outings and trips such as visiting the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum or riding the Whitewater Valley train.
We partner with other community organizations to offer Parents Night Out several times a year. On these evenings, we provide respite care for individuals with special needs and their siblings while parents and caregivers enjoy a relaxing evening out knowing that the whole family is cared for in a safe, fun environment. Watch our Facebook page for upcoming dates and locations.
We also can accommodate emergency respite needs, such as when a caregiver suddenly becomes incapacitated due to illness or injury.
Additional family supports include one-on-one parent mentorships and sibling support groups called Sibshops.
Quick Facts About Respite
Hours: The Respite House is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except major holidays.
Scheduling: For information on our calendar of upcoming events or questions about specific respite activities, contact Ashley Bouthot at 260.456.4534 ext. 294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical care: All staff are CPR certified and trained on first aid and dispensing medication. Staff also are trained on each individual’s specific information.