Caregiving is demanding. For parents and other caregivers of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, respite can be a life-saver. In-home respite gives caregivers time for themselves. A trained respite worker who has gone through a thorough background check will spend time with the individual at home. This frees up the family caregiver to run errands or take a break.
Funding is through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, so you must be eligible for OPWDD services to utilize in-home respite.
To learn more, contact Empower’s Community Housing Division at (716) 297-0798, x134.