Respite Services - Community Residential and RHC

Enhanced Respite Services -  Children

Enhanced Respite Services are planned to provide families with:
  • A break in caregiving
  • The chance for behavioral stabilization of the child
  • The ability to partner with the state to create an individualized service plan.

Enhanced Respite Services are designed to give DDA enrolled children and youth access to short term respite in a DDA contracted, and Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) licensed, staffed residential setting. 

A child or youth may access Enhanced Respite Services a maximum of 30 days in a calendar year.

Overnight Planned Respite Services - Adults

Overnight Planned Respite Services (OPRS) is a community-based service for adult clients of DDA who live in the family home. These services offer a break to family members. OPRS offer individualized activities and support for the adult client. Services are provided in a community setting, such as a home or apartment staffed by contracted, certified providers. Each respite setting serves one person at a time, using a person-centered plan developed with the individual and family to create a schedule and activities that meet the person’s needs. The maximum length of stay is fourteen days within a calendar year.