Respite Care is temporary care so parents or foster parents can have a needed break from the stresses of caring for a youth, have assistance in emergency situations, and help with scheduling conflicts. This temporary care may be a day, a weekend or as long as a week or two.
Respite Care is provided in the home of the Respite provider and the according to the Respite provider’s schedule and availability.
What are the Requirements to become a Respite Care provider?
Minimum Qualifications include:
You must be a responsible and mature individual who is 18 year of age or older and at least 5 years older than any foster child being cared for