CCA Lifespan Respite
THIS PROGRAM WAS ENDED ON 7/1/10 DUE TO FUNDING BEING REMOVED.
If and when funding is reinstated, the program will again commence.
Below is a description of the program when in operation:
Clatsop Community Action’s Lifespan Respite program links individual and family care givers in need of respite care providers. CCA serves as the information and referral service for Lifespan Respite in Clatsop county. In this capacity CCA helps partner care providers with family care givers needing respite.
Respite is temporary, short-term care for children, adults and seniors with special needs, health care concerns, chronic illness, emotional and behavior disorders, or those at risk of abuse or neglect. This program provides relief to individuals and families who give non-paid full time care to a family member or friend and strengthens the ability of caregivers to continue providing care in the home.
The program also provides referral to approved respite providers. The caregiver can then arrange with a respite provider to come and care for the relative or friend who needs care.
Lifespan Respite is not meant to provide full time care for an individual, but is meant to help provide a caregiver with some time away to go to the doctor, recreate, do grocery shopping, or take care of other personal needs.
The family caregiver must pay the respite provider, but the Lifespan Respite program will reimburse the caregiver up to an amount predetermined through Northwest Senior and Disability Services.
For more information please contact Northwest Senior and Disability Services at (503) 738-5191 (Toll free at 1-800-442-8614).
You may also find these websites helpful:
Homecare Registry: www.or-hcc.org