Family Support Services (Respite Services) offers in-home respite care and Supported Community Living (SCL) services to families with a child or dependent adult. Respite care is a gift of time and provides families with temporary relief from the stress and intensive demands of caring for a family member with mental or physical disabilities. Trained care providers offer families a break in the daily routine, which helps parents avoid burnout, stress and fatigue. Respite services helps parents relax and return revitalized, better able to care for their child.
SCL services focus on the development or enhancement of specific goals the child or dependent adult need, including personal management skills, socialization skills, communication skills, personal and environmental supports, and transportation (excluding to and from work). These services support family unity and strengthen the caregiver to continue providing on-going care in the home. Families schedule services directly with a care provider.
Respite can be utilized for overnights, emergency or crisis situations, and for varying lengths of time. Respite services are provided through two funding streams. The United Way of Central Iowa and the Home and Community Based Waiver.
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