What supports do we deliver?
Respite Services provides short-term relief and support services to primary caregivers of adults with intellectual disabilities and families of children with intellectual and/or physical disabilities residing in the District of Nipissing. Respite can be provided for a few hours, a day, a weekend or a week. It may be provided on an occasional or on a regular basis.
Community Case Workers provide assistance to the primary caregiver in recruiting, training and selecting reliable Respite Providers to assume responsibility for their child/adult and/or children. Families also receive subsidy funds in order to hire/pay the selected Respite Provider.
How do I get involved?
Becoming a Respite Provider
People who are enthusiastic, dependable, supportive, caring and have a strong desire to help others are ideal candidates to become a Respite Provider. Backgrounds in teaching, nursing, social work, health care, and home support are advantageous to this type of work but are not a pre-requisite. Hours are variable consisting of daytime, evening and weekend time periods.
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