At NTSOC, we like making sure our parents/guardians are cared for properly. Take a little time to yourself to do something independently.
Respite Care Services in Colorado Springs
Respite care is a service provided to an eligible client on a short-term basis because of the need to relieve those persons usually giving care. When you receive respite care, you can do anything from getting extra sleep to going to a movie.
About Respite & Emergency Respite Care
Some fun ideas and ways of spending your time include:
- Socializing with friends
- Getting exercise
- Attending family events
- Working on crafts and hobbies
- Reading a book
- Shopping for groceries
To receive respite, your loved one needs to have “Respite Individual” on either Children’s Extensive Support Waiver (CES) or the Supported Living Services (SLS) waivers drafted by a Community Centered Board, case manager. The respite service provider needs to be a Program Approved Service Agency (PASA)-approved agency. NTSOC is a PASA-approved agency that can assist you with your needs.
Respite can only be provided by an individual who is not the parent, guardian, or spouse of the person who requires care. Frequently, a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or individual training to become a CNA can pick up more time and experience by assisting an individual who qualifies for respite care services.
On an as-needed basis, the Respite Coordinator provides all respite training upon hiring. NTSOC will administer free training for individuals to be respite-care workers. Employees also receive protocol review when getting a new client, and annual training is also provided. Our dedicated staff will provide the proper orientation on documentation, patient’s rights, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and HIPAA.
Respite workers will be trained explicitly to each client’s needs to ensure appropriate care is met even with the primary caregiver’s absence. Then the caregivers can take some time for relaxation.
On a case-by-case basis, emergency respite care; evening care, and crisis care might be available.