Trained staff provide care and supervision for people with disabilities while the parent or caregiver is away.
Families get a break and the peace of mind from knowing that their loved one is in good hands.
Answering Your Key Questions
Hours are based on each person’s needs and abilities, and the unique dynamics of the family. Hours are determined by the client’s Regional Center Service Coordinator.
Services are authorized and funded by the Regional Center. The Regional Center contracts with HGH to fund a certain number of hours on a monthly basis.
Yes, a worker can keep your family member engaged while you are home tending to other children, completing household tasks, or enjoying some down time. This is a GREAT way for workers to build rapport gradually if you or your family member is nervous or unsure about respite.
There are many different ways that workers can support respite clients. Playing games, going to the park, supporting with social skills, helping with homework, teaching home skills (such as cooking or laundry), supporting with lessons or appointments, or simply having fun! We encourage you to customize services to meet your needs.
Contact your Regional Center Service Coordinator to discuss your needs. We are happy to provide you with the contact information for your specific Service Coordinator, if needed.
We encourage families to choose their own worker, and we call this person a “family-specific” worker. Family-specific applicants must be at least 18 years old, live within 20 miles of your home, and if living in your home, the applicant must receive an exception from the Regional Center. Applicants can fill out an application here.