Community Respite Services

DMH Definition of Community Respite Services are provided to individuals enrolled in the ID/DD Waiver. Community Respite Services are designed to provide families/care givers a safe place in the community where they can take their family member on a short-term basis for the purpose of relieving the family or caretaker or to meet planned or emergency needs.

Typically, Community Respite Services are provided at times when other types of services are not available such as evenings and weekends.

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