Respite is a vendored service through state regional centers and overseen by the Department of Developmental Services, under CCR Title 17, Sections 56780 - 56802.
Service Definition -
In-home respite services means the intermittent or regularly scheduled temporary non-medical care and supervision provided in the client's own home, for a regional center client who resides with a family member. These services are designed to do all of the following:
- Assist family members in maintaining the client at home.
- Provide appropriate care and supervision to ensure the client's safety in the absence of family members.
- Relieve family members from the constantly demanding responsibility of caring for the client.
- Attend to the client's basic self-help needs and other activities of daily living including interaction, socialization, and continuation of usual daily routines which would ordinarily be performed by the family members.