People with disabilities and seniors often require extra attention at home. Respite Services helps families take a break from their daily routine while a qualified Respite Professional looks after your loved one. It can be provided in your home or in a variety of out-of-home settings. Families often use this time to shop, run errands, schedule appointments, spend quality time with other family members, go out for the evening, or have private time alone.
The Arc of San Diego offers two respite programs, the traditional In-Home service for all ages, and a "Fun Weekend" program at the Respite House for consumers 18 years of age or older. The Community Option Program is for our families/consumers that receive In-Home Respite Services. The program enables the respite worker to take the consumer out of the home and into the community. Respite care is available 24/7; 365 days of the year throughout San Diego County. The Respite House is available Friday through Sunday.
Respite House is unique to San Diego as it is the only location that provides up to 48 consecutive hours of respite services. During the family's extended "free" time, they can rest assured knowing their family member is well taken care of by professional staff and having fun with other consumers in a home environment.
Respite House provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities which include recreation, developing social skills, and promoting independence.
The purpose of Respite House is to provide safe, trained, out-of-home (overnight) respite.
This program supports and sustains the important work of families caring for loved ones with developmental and other disabilities. Through these programs, Arc helps maintain family stability and prevent or delay the need for out-of-home placement.
PRIVATE PAY PROGRAM
The Arc of San Diego also offers a Private Payment Program for those families who would like to purchase extra respite hours beyond those awarded by the San Diego Regional Center. This program is also available to families who do not receive Respite through the San Diego Regional Center, those who care for seniors, and to San Diego's military families.
Respite Private Pay is available at a flat rate of $18/hour!
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Interested? For more information, please contact Claire Stratton, Respite Services Program Manager, at (619) 685-1175 or by email.
"The Arc's Respite Service has been a wonderful experience for our familiy. The staff is dedicated,
caring, and greatly surpassed our expectations." - Andrew A. Tessitore