Overnight Respite Care services are provided to individuals who live with someone meeting the definition of family, or are provided to children in custody residing in a setting that does not meet the definition of family. Family is defined as any person immediately related to the individual. Specifically: Parents (including adoptive parent), grand-parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, first cousins and any step-family relationships
Respite Care is designed to provide relief for the individual's family member who serves as an unpaid primary care giver. Respite is necessary for families who provide constant care for individuals so family members are able to receive periods of relief for vacations, holidays and scheduled periods of time off.