Adult Respite provides temporary care for individuals by contracted caregivers in the community.
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In an Adult Respite arrangement, the caregiver provides temporary support to an adult living with disabilities.
Alfred Fredrickson is a warm-hearted, fun-loving, active member of his community. He lives with his family and spends time with his aunt, Robyn, who provides respite care for him. This very accomplished 39-year-old has worked as a Service Clerk at Safeway for over a decade already and loves his job. He also enjoys day programs that give him an opportunity to meet others and participate in group programs like swimming and visiting the library. He and Robyn enjoy watching hockey games together and going bowling. Alfred is a decorated Olympian, competing in bowling at the Special Olympics. Having a respite caregiver enables Alfred to live a rich and abundant life and gives his family some time to rest, knowing that he is safe and well-cared for.
Respite care gives people who have developmental disabilities an opportunity to participate in a wide range of experiences that promote growth and development. Relationships with people outside of the family unit create a sense of belonging in the greater community. The opportunity to experience new activities and environments help build self-confidence.