Respite Care Program
The Collaborative, in partnership with CareSource, has developed a statewide Respite Care Program that offers therapeutic relief and time-limited breaks to families and other caregivers of CareSource Members. Our network of respite care practitioners are available to assist CareSource Members with normal activities of daily life in order to meet the needs of the primary caregiver, as well as the child. The Program goal is to improve child and family outcomes and reduce health care costs. The Program will formally begin on February 1, 2021.
What are Respite Services?
Respite provides short-term, temporary relief for families. It can be planned or emergency care. Services can be delivered in a child’s home, or in out-of-home locations, utilizing our network of respite care provider facilities and therapeutic family homes.
Services may include:
• Emergency services
• General supervision
• Meal preparation
• Hands-on assistance with personal care
Respite care provides a short-term break for caregivers. This vital service helps caregivers stay healthy and ready to continue caring for their loved ones.
The Collaborative Respite Care Program is only available to individuals enrolled on a CareSource health plan and who meet the following criteria:
Under age 21 resident of the State of Ohio
Has a qualifying mental health diagnosis
Is not in a foster care placement
If your child doesn’t meet our program criteria, but still would benefit from similar services, please consider contacting:
CareSource member services (per your CareSource ID card)
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Lorie Stadtmiller, MBA
Health Care Network Director
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are Respite Services?
The Respite Services Program provides short-term temporary relief to the caregiver of an individual under the age of twenty-one (21) to support and preserve the primary caregiving relationship. Respite Services can be provided on a planned or emergency basis and may be furnished in the Member’s home or a facility, or home certified or licensed by the State of Ohio.
What is the length of time services can be provided?
Who qualifies for Respite Care Services?
Who are Respite Providers?
The Collaborative cultivated a statewide network of respite care providers from OhioMHAS-certified community behavioral health agencies in every region of Ohio. The network includes practitioners that can provide services within a home, facilities that can serve children during the day and overnight, as well as certified foster homes that are available for overnight stays. All respite care providers possess CPR and first aid training.
What are the qualifications of practitioners providing services?
Where can referrals be made?
Referrals can be made using our Respite Referral Form. All referrals will be reviewed to determine if the member meets criteria within 24/48 hours of submission. Referrals made on Friday will be responded to within 24 hours of the next business day.