What is Respite Care?

The dictionary’s respite care definition is “a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant” or “an interval of rest or relief”. Respite care generally refers to care provided to offer such a break to a primary caregiver. Respite might be provided full-time for a period such as a week or two; For example, while a caregiver travels or might be provided on an intermittent basis such as every afternoon or once/week so the caregiver can run errands, rest, or attend an activity.

Respite care provides parents and other caregivers with short-term childcare services that offer temporary relief, improve family stability, and reduce the risk of abuse or neglect. Respite can be planned or offered during emergencies or times of crisis.

This program gives families and caregivers a much-needed break while offering a safe environment for their children and/or elderly. Respite care gives families a chance to reenergize and refocus. Crisis respite services allow the person to avoid institutional placement.

What is Crisis Respite Services?

Crisis respite services include: 1. Assessment of the person and situation to determine the factors precipitating the crisis. 2. Assessment of the person and situation to determine the factors precipitating the crisis. 3. Consultation and training to the provider(s) and/or caregiver(s) to ensure successful implementation of the provider intervention plan. 4. Ongoing technical assistance to the caregiver or provider to implement the provider intervention plan. 5. Recommendations for service plan revision to prevent or minimize future crisis situations and increase the likelihood of maintaining the person in the community. 6. Development and implementation of a transition plan to aid the person’s return home if out-of-home crisis respite is provided.

Crisis respite services may be provided as either:

  • In-home
  • Out-of-home

An out-of-home crisis respite service provider must provide services in a location licensed under one of following:
Adult foster care licensed under Minn. R. 9555.5050 to 9555.6265
Child foster care licensed under Minn. R. 2960.3000 to 2960.3340
CRS licensed under Minn. Stat. Chapter 245D
Licensed hotel.

Robland Home Health Care, Corp is licensed under Minn. R. 9555.5050 to 9555.6265

Out-of-home crisis respite covers room and board costs when the service is provided in a licensed foster care facility or licensed community residential setting (CRS) developed for the provision of crisis respite.

Who is eligible for crisis respite?

A person is eligible for crisis respite if he or she is on one of the following waivers: • Developmental Disabilities (DD), Brain Injury (BI), Community Alternative Care (CAC), Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI)

The cost of respite care depends on the type of agency, the services you use, and how long you need it. Some long-term care insurance policies will cover it, and Medicare and Medicaid may help. But most other insurance won’t pay for respite care. Check your policy to find your out-of-pocket costs.

. Respite Care Grants (PDF) fund agencies to provide respite services to families of children designated emotionally disturbed.

Respite care is the ideal solution for caregivers to stay healthy and prepared to continue caregiving. Each caregiver may feel the need for respite care at different points or may have varying comfort levels with the length and type of break. Fortunately, in-home respite care, such as that provided by Robland Home HealthCare, Corp in Rochester, MN and surrounding areas.

What are the benefits of in-home respite care?

Your loved one can stay in a familiar environment, maintain comfortable surroundings and routine.
Care can be customized to the individual.
Respite provides you and the you are caring for the opportunity to get to know caregivers and become comfortable with home care assistance, which can be handy for future caregiving needs.
The home caregiver can help with everything from physical tasks to errands, meal preparation, senior transportation and more.
Your loved one doesn’t have to miss appointments or usual activities.

Sometimes a caregiver will face an emergency, such as a health problem or family crisis. One good thing about using respite care over time is that you will have a known resource to call. Even if you do not need respite care now, consider a test run or at least gather some information on respite options. If you need emergency respite care, it will be a huge relief to know you have done your homework beforehand. In-home respite care can typically be provided round-the-clock, so if you are hospitalized or dealing with some other emergency, caregivers can provide a safety net for you and your loved one.

Some other tips in case you need emergency respite care:
Put together a notebook of key information for substitute caregivers including important contacts, medical history, a medication list and an overview of routine and daily habits.
Tell a loved one or close friend how to access important information and backup plans for care. Ideally, this point person would be your loved one’s secondary healthcare surrogate, in case you were unable to act. Consider this when planning with your legal advisor (and make sure you’ve taken care of your legal and advance directives planning too).

Proactively taking respite can, in fact, help you avoid needing emergency respite care. Remember, rest is vital to you being able to continue providing quality care to your loved one. Try short breaks if you are uncomfortable doing more (respite care for short breaks can be quite affordable too).

Robland is licensed home health agency in Rochester, MN 55901 We provide short-break respite care, round-the-clock help for traveling caregivers and emergency respite care in Rochester, MN 55901 and surrounding towns.
Contact us today at 507-252-4619 for respite care or home care assistance.

Our focus on our caregiver team means that we can provide the type of high-quality care you expect. We do many things differently and welcome the chance to talk to you about how we can help you and your family.

Robland’s Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide highly exceptional services to each of our clients within safe environments and to offer self-respecting care to each individual.