Participant Assistance and Care Services

Respite Care Services - Respite care involves short term or temporary care of the sick or disabled for a few hours or weeks, designed to provide some relief to the regular caregiver. The regular caregiver is usually a family member, but may be a professional home healthcare worker. A family member may be hesitant to seek or use respite care to leave a loved one in the care of another; however, there is evidence that caregivers who take a break from the associated stresses can help prevent incidents of neglect or abuse.

Respite care refers to hourly employment of a home care worker in order to give some time off to a primary caregiver (who may be a family member or a professional).

Respite care services can include providing meals, bathing, toileting, and medicating in addition to contributing to housework if care is provided at home.

Studies have found that respite care enables primary caregivers to do a better job at providing care, while alleviating stress and reducing mistakes.

Respite care typically comes into play with patients who are disabled, developmentally disabled, terminally ill, or elderly. People who need round-the-clock care and supervision often need long-term, constant care. Respite care gives family members a break from the stressful task of nearly constant care of a loved one. Caregivers provide temporary relief when a full-time caregiver travels, tries to ease an elderly family member into an assisted living situation or simply needs a break. Respite caregivers provide meals, medication management, housekeeping, personal hygiene care, and laundry service, among other services, for those who need regular care. Some respite care providers might take patients for outings and to activities away from the residence.

Transportation options for individuals of any age with disabilities in Central Indiana counties. Fares are redeemable for both medical and nonmedical transportation, including trips across county lines.Behavioral Support Services

Is the research-based and therapeutic use of music to help people gain greater health and well-being. Music therapists work with people with a wide variety of needs and diagnoses.

is the use of music to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of a group or individual. It employs a variety of activities, such as listening to melodies, playing an instrument, drumming, writing songs, and guided imagery.

refers to the development, maintenance and routine monitoring of the home and community-based service (HCBS) participant's Wellness Coordination Plan, Risk Plans and the medical services required to manage his/her health care needs