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The steps to becoming an approved respite provider include: Criminal background checks (state bureau of criminal investigation checks and county child protective services checks) A visit to your home, including a safety check.Why do caregivers need respite?
"Caregivers need respite if they are going to be able to sustain being a caregiver," says Stehle. Caregivers are known for neglecting their own needs to care for others, but that only makes them stressed and harried. "Caregivers can't continue to do it all alone like so many of them are doing," says Lund.Who can use respite care?
Respite providers are qualified, trained individuals who care for children on a temporary basis either in their own homes or in the homes of the families using respite care. It is very important that only qualified, well-trained respite caregivers whom families can trust with their children provide respite care.Why do I need respite care?
Everyone needs a break. Respite care provides caregivers a temporary rest from caregiving, while the person with Alzheimer's continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.