As a primary caregiver, you know how much your loved one needs and values your support. But what happens when you can’t be there? At Liberty Resources Home Choices, family caregivers can provide for a loved one through our respite care services. Our team of qualified, compassionate caregivers serves people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Delaware Valley.
Bridging the Gap: What Is Respite Care?
Respite care is a valuable resource for caregivers and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Designed to give family caregivers a break from their duties, respite care services are accessible through organizations like Liberty Resources Home Choices with a team of caregivers on hand who can provide the ideal level of support a person may need. Taking advantage of these services can help individuals and families in several ways, including:
While caring for another person can be highly rewarding, it’s not without its challenges. Respite care services from Liberty Resources Home Choices make it easier for caregivers to step away from their work without leaving the individual completely alone. This is also important for preventing caregiver burnout and fatigue.
Caregivers still have to maintain personal and household responsibilities, which respite services help them do so easily. Whether you have an upcoming doctor’s appointment or need some spare time to run errands each week, an agency like Liberty Resources Home Choices can find a qualified caregiver to take your place at home.
Life isn’t without its fair share of surprises. When an emergency arises and you need to step away, one of our professional caregivers can give you the peace of mind you need to focus on the unexpected tasks at hand.
While parents and other primary caregivers may be hesitant to enroll in a respite program, it can be highly beneficial. These essential services extend the support systems for individuals and make sure they maintain the vital help they need while their primary caregiver is away. It also gives them a chance to build new relationships without disrupting their daily routine.
Our Respite Care Services for People with Disabilities
Periodic respite care from Liberty Resources Home Choices can be arranged during the day, evenings, or overnight. Our caregivers are available 24/7 to provide the flexibility individuals need within their current care plans and account for any adjustments that will be made in the future. Our respite care services include the following:
15-Minute Respite Care
Short-term respite care is available in 15-minute increments from Liberty Resources Home Choices. This service is ideal for planned absences and emergencies, making it easier for primary caregivers to step away on an as-needed basis.
24-Hour Respite Care
Respite care can also be scheduled by Liberty Resources Home Choices for up to 24 hours at a time. When a primary caregiver will be absent for a longer time, a replacement will be assigned for daily and overnight assistance.
Our respite care services are provided as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) in the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP PA). The knowledgeable team at Liberty Resources Home Choices can answer any questions you may have about receiving respite care for autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, and other specific needs as it pertains to the ODP waiver for qualified individuals.
An Organization Focused on Independent Living
Our mission is to help people who cannot help themselves, and we know how important the power of choice is to you and your loved one. An organization partially run by people with disabilities, Liberty Resources Home Choices was founded by Liberty Resources, Inc., which supports independent living in Philadelphia. With a decades-long history of service within the community, we’re proud to be a trusted resource for individuals who are aging or disabled, primary caregivers, and their families.
We understand that ensuring daily or around-the-clock care for a loved one may be difficult. Our Enrollment Team works with you to craft a care plan that suits your circumstances best. While many of our services focus on personal and lifestyle in-home care, we also provide the following:
- Skills training classes
- Housing counseling services
- Food pantry and thrift shop
- Social groups
- Accessible yoga
- Transportation services
At Liberty Resources Home Choices, we collaborate with you to develop a care plan that provides the best possible level of assistance.
Make Liberty Resources Home Choices Part of Your Support System
Let us help you create a seamless network of support for yourself or a loved one, whether you need respite care for an intellectual disability, autism, or another need. Liberty Resources Home Choices has office locations in Allentown and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information about respite care and other community services, contact us today to speak with our enrollment team.