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Respite Care

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


Program Eligibility:

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:

Uplifted Youth
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Provider Portal?
Interested in Learning More?

Lorie Stadtmiller, MBA

Health Care Network Director

Frequently Asked Questions:
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