Respite care is a service that provides periodic relief for the family or primary caregiver. This service may be provided in the individual's home or in an out-of-home setting. A caregiver is considered to be someone who resides full-time with the individual. However, respite cannot be provided when the individual is home for the purpose of a family visit.
Enhanced Respite Care is intended for individuals who have intense medical or behavioral needs. It is not a habilitative service and includes the same activities and functions as Respite. Such intense medical or behavioral needs must be identified by the individuals Plan of Care. Individuals must be considered to be a Level 3 or 4 and need extra assistance.