RESPITE

Respite can give temporary relief for you and your caregiver from the everyday stresses of life. This can be in-home or out-of-home, temporary or non-medical care. Most respite programs offer services to families on a sliding fee scale with hourly and/or daily rates. Respite services can range from a few hours of care up to three months of care, depending on the needs of your families and the type of respite program model available in your community.

You can look into receiving Personal Assistance Services. Some people use PAS to carry out activities of daily living. Depending on the individual, such activities might include getting up and ready for work, bathing, dressing, cooking, cleaning or running errands.

“Despise not any man/woman and do not deem anything unworthy of consideration, for there is no man/woman that does not have his/her hour and no thing that does not have its place.”

Ethics of the Fathers 4:3

Benefits

Respite care does apply for adults with disabilities and can have various benefits:

  • Reduce stress and help maintain family relations by building time to rejuvenate
  • Contribute to good physical and emotional health and allow individuals to remain in the home while receiving needed care
  • Help families through periods of crisis and adjustment

You can look into receiving Personal Assistance Services. Some people use PAS to carry out activities of daily living. Depending on the individual, such activities might include getting up and ready for work, bathing, dressing, cooking, cleaning or running errands.

Local Resources

Please refer to SSI and the Florida Department of Children and Families for benefits for respite care:

The Florida Department of Children and Families  Determines eligibility and ongoing case management of food assistance (food stamps), temporary cash assistance and Medicaid for families with children or older adults who are blind or disabled. Here is the link for Florida programs and services for people with disabilities.

         

The Social Security Administration 

The Florida Department of Children and Families determines eligibility and ongoing case management of food assistance (food stamps), temporary cash assistance and Medicaid for families with children or older adults who are blind or disabled. Here is the link for Florida programs and services for people with disabilities.

The Social Security Administration manages applications for disabilities (SSI, SSDI). Provides information regarding benefits on a walk-in or appointment basis.

Here is an overview of the application process for disability benefits if you are applying for a child under 18 years of age.

Here is an overview for Disability benefits for people over 18 years of age but who were diagnosed before 22 years of age.

The Disability Services and Independent Living (DSAIL) program provides assistance to Miami-Dade residents with disabilities ages 18 to 59

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