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Opportunities for Care

Parents or caregivers use our service for a variety of reasons:


Respite can best be described as intermittent relief from the additional demands placed on the primary caregiver(s)/guardian(s) living with a loved one with a disability. Intermittent means that the service is used to meet specific needs at specific times and is time limited. For example, you might use respite to go to church, do things with your other children, or just go out with your spouse or a friend, knowing that your disabled loved one is being cared for by a capable person.  This is an in-home non-medical/non-therapeutic service, and may include:

* Routine care and supervision

* Bathing/dressing

* Feeding by mouth

* Transferring

* Light meal preparation and clean-up​


A respite worker may supervise your loved one in taking medication that you have prepared ahead of time, if that medicine doesn't have to be given by a nurse or doctor. The respite worker may not, however, give any other kind of medical assistance.  


Daycare services mean services that provide appropriate non-medical care and supervision to consumers under 18 years of age, while a parent is engaged in employment in or out of the home and/or engaged in educational activities leading to employment, to ensure the consumer’s safety in the absence of family members. Daycare services will attend to the consumer’s basic self-help needs and other activities of daily living.


Personal assistance services are to assist consumers, who are 18 and over, and require support in the following areas of activities of daily living while their guardian is engaged in employment in or out of the home, and/or engaged in educational activities leading to employment.  These services can include bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, meal preparation, feeding, and protective supervision. 


Parents of children with special needs assisting other families with special needs.

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