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Clarification of #Respite Services under Family Supports/CIH #Waivers

Family Voices has been receiving calls from families asking if it is allowable for them to be in the home when respite services are being provided. We have confirmed with the state that the family can be in the home. If a provider is telling you that you can not be there during respite, feel free to contact us and we will try to help: 317 944 8982 You always have the right to choose a different provider as well. Here is information about respite from the DDRS waiver manual: Respite Service Definition Respite Care services means services provided to participants unable to care for themselves  that are furnished on a short-term basis in order to provide temporary relief to those unpaid persons normally providing care. Respite Care can be provided in the participant’s home or place of residence, in the respite caregiver’s home, in a camp setting, in a DDRS approved day habilitation facility, or in a non-private residential setting (such as a respite hom