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Respite (In-Home) Services
Respite (In-Home) Services means intermittent or regularly scheduled temporary non-medical care and/or supervision provided in the person's home. In-Home Respite services are support services which typically include:
- Assisting the family members to enable a person with developmental disabilities to stay at home;
- Providing appropriate care and supervision to protect that person's safety in the absence of a family member(s);
- Relieving family members from the constantly demanding responsibility of providing care; and
- Attending to basic self-help needs and other activities that would ordinarily be performed by the family member.
Respite (Out-of-Home) Services are provided in licensed residential facilities.
Respite services typically are obtained from a respite vendor, by use of vouchers and/or alternative respite options. Vouchers are a means by which a family may choose their own service provider directly through a payment, coupon or other type of authorization. For more information about respite services contact your regional center representative.