In-Home Respite (IHR) is a program for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who live in the family home. In-Home Respite provides needed respite to approved families so that clients can remain in their family home.
- 1:1 in home support to families so they can receive respite from the care of their loved one (1:2 and 1:3 ratios maybe approved).
- We serve clients that range from 6 years old to elderly age.
- Services take place in the home, and in some cases in the community.
- Hours can be scheduled a week in advance and last minute respite needs might be available.
- Services can be provided for up to 23 hours in a day.
In-Home Respite is designed to:
Maintain Client at Home
Assist family members in maintaining the client at home.
Provide appropriate care and supervision to ensure the client's safety in the absence of family members.
Relieve Family Members
Relieve family members from the on-going responsibility of caring for the client.
Attend to Client's Needs
Attend to the client's basic self-help needs and other activities of daily living, including interaction, socialization, and continuation of usual daily routines within the home; which would ordinarily be performed by family members.
What does In-Home Respite look like?
Support to families so they can receive a break from care of their loved one.
Light grooming and supervision during grooming activities.
Supervision of client's daily routine.
Simple assistance and client supervision of clean up after activities.
Visit and talk, basic care routine.
Assistance with meal preparation (planning and reheating).
Prompting and encouraging client towards light exercising.
Supervision with toileting/hygiene assistance, if part of natural routine.
Games, art, crafts, toys, etc.
Transportation outside family home when approved by Planning Team. This requires additional authorization through the Regional Center.
Watch movies, shows or play video games.