Relax. Take a Break
Are you a caregiver who needs a break? Respite services may be able to assist you! Respite care is a support available to families who are caring for children or adults living with a developmental disability and/or mental illness. Respite care services allow families to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.
How Does Respite Care Work?
Respite care allows caregivers time away to engage in activities or hobbies they may find entertaining, relaxing, or restful, while a trained respite care provider cares for their loved one. Respite care can happen for a few hours, a whole day, or even longer.
Families using respite care services can experience decreased stress and an increase in overall family well-being. Respite care provides a chance for families to rest or even the opportunity for caregivers to spend more time with other family members.
Respite care helps families avoid an out-of-home placement and keep their family members living with them in their homes.
Is Respite Right For My Family?
Respite care may be for you if:
- You struggle to find temporary care for your loved one.
- You need time to relax and refresh so you’ll be better able to meet the needs of your loved one.
- You’re concerned about finding care for your loved one in the event of a family emergency.
- Your family needs a caregiver who has the experience and training necessary to meet the specific needs of your loved one.
Interested in learning more about respite services? Talk to your family’s HealthWest worker.
You can also learn more by downloading the state's family guide to respite services.
Interested in Being a Respite Care Provider?
Respite care providers make a meaningful difference in the lives of families by giving a helping hand to those who need it most. Because respite care services are often brief in nature, being a Respite Care Provider may be a great option for anyone looking to make extra money while giving back to their community.
Want to learn more about being a Respite Care Provider? Fill out the form below and someone from HealthWest will be in touch.