What is “Respite”?
Respite is a supportive service that brings relief to families from the stress of daily round-the-clock responsibilities of care for a child or family member with special needs.
Overview of our Respite Care
Our Respite Care is provided outside of the family home setting. We provide a community based respite care. Our care is open to a child with disabilities or other special needs. The care can occur for a day to a week or more. We can take up to four children at a time. We provide various activities to the child during their Respite time: YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, and the Science Museum to name a few. We also offer opportunities throughout the year for the youth we serve to attend cabin trips in Northern Wisconsin where they have access to swimming, fishing, campfires, and games. Annually we take the youth on a trip to Wisconsin Dells where they enjoy aspects of the cabin environment along with the water parks.
Respite Care Staff
Our Respite Care Staff is well trained and they have an interest in working with children and adolescents with special needs. All of our staff are screened by the director of the program and the Respite Coordinator. Specific training is offered to our staff including, but not limited to – CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, Vulnerable Adult Reporting, Maltreatment of Minors Reporting, HIPPA, De-escalation and Re-direction. All respite care services. All respite care services are coordinated with the child’s family as well as the referring caseworker.
Referrals for services can be made by family members, county social service agencies, case managers, schools, probation officers, physicians or other mental health professionals. To make referrals, contact our intake unit at (651) 222-6567 or our Program Director at the same number.
PIR accepts private pay, county funding and medical assistance.