At NTSOC, we like making sure our caregivers are cared for properly. Take a little time to yourself to do something independently.
Respite care is a service provided to an eligible client on a short-term basis because of the need for relief of those persons usually giving care. When you are receiving respite care, you can do anything from getting extra sleep to going to a movie.
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 services on either Children’s Extensive Support Waiver (CES) or the Supported Living Services (SLS) service plan 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 primary caregiver 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.
On an as-needed basis, the nursing instructors at NTSOC will administer free training for individuals to be respite-care workers. 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 the needs of each client to ensure appropriate care is met even with the primary caregiver’s absence. Then the caregivers can take some time for rest and relaxation.
On a case-by-case basis, overnight care and crisis care might be available.