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Respite Care

Respite care is a temporary break from the constant demands of caring for an individual of any age with special needs.  It can be planned or unplanned in cases of emergency.  Respite benefits the entire family unit, strengthens family relations, and improves the quality of care provided.


Relaxation:  Provide a peace of mind

Enjoyment:  Pursue new activties

Stability:  Manage stress levels

Preservation:  Maintain family unit

Involvement:  Engage in community

Time off:  Relief of constant care

Enrichment:  Grow personal identity

In-home respite


In-home care is popular for obvious reasons. The temporary caregiver comes to the regular care receiver’s home, and gets to know the care receiver in his or her normal environment. The temporary caregiver learns the family routine, where medicines are stored, and the care receiver is not inconvenienced by transportation and strange environments. In this model, friends, relatives and paid professionals may be used. 


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

  • Relieving family members from the constantly demanding responsibility of providing care

  • Attending to basic self-help needs and other activities that would ordinarily be performed by the family member


Respite (Out-of-Home) Services

Out-of-home (short stay) respite provides caregiver relief overnight, for a few days or even for a couple of weeks while the care recipient is well taken care of in a short stay bed or room in a long-term care home.  

In general, care recipients will have access to:

  • Personal hygiene (e.g. bathing, toileting, dressing/undressing, mouth care)

  • Medical reminders and management

  • Three (3) daily nutritious meals.

Respite and community


Adanech provides respite to at-risk families in the community through our Family Foster Homes as well as our Therapeutic, or Treatment homes. 

Community Respite Services are designed to provide families/caregivers a safe place in the community that offers relief during difficult times, including emergency situations. The goal of our Respite Program is to give parents a break to prevent children from being disrupted from their current placement.

Typically, Community Respite Services are provided at times when other types of services are not available such as evenings and weekends. Adanech has both short term and long term respite options for children and teens.

Emergency respite


There may be the need for respite care on an emergency basis. When using "planned" emergency care, the caregiver has already identified a provider or facility to call in case there is an emergency. Adanech provides emergency respite care.

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"Respite care allows you to still manage the day-to-day responsibilities of caring for your loved one, while taking the breaks that will allow you to recharge and give your loved on your all"

Interested in becoming a Respite Provider?

We are currently seeking individuals/families with the desire to provide temporary care to individuals of any age, whose foster family may need a temporary break from the constant demands of caring for an individual with special needs.  If interested, please apply within.

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