Respite care is nothing complicated—it’s simply relief from caregiving duties when you’re looking after a loved one who requires frequent, monitored care. Pioneer Center’s Respite Program offers the parents or caregivers of an individual with a developmental disability, cerebral palsy and/or epilepsy a reprieve from caring for their loved one.
There are two types of respite services:
A voucher system where the caregiver chooses their own respite provider for in-home care who they pay directly. The parent or legal guardian is then reimbursed through Pioneer Center.
Utilizes local agencies to send loved one to activities of choice while the caretaker tends to their personal needs. These options include activities through NISRA and local park districts, horseback riding, swimming, day camps, music lessons, karate lessons and more. Pioneer Center pays the organization that is providing the service directly or reimburses the parent or caregiver for the activities if they have already paid. (Activities must be verified as eligible for funding to qualify for reimbursement.)
Pioneer Center coordinates an “outside activity” option called our CARE program. It is a new and exciting opportunity to sign-up for a 5-hour program that is offered at a Pioneer Center location with staff supervision. Activities include arts and crafts, music, nature, dance and pack your lunch for a fun day. Upcoming 2018 Fall CARE Events include:
Sat, Sept 8 from 10 am – 3 pm
Sat, Nov 3 from 10 am – 3 pm
Sat, Dec 1 from 10 am – 3 pm
Fri, Dec 7 from 5 – 9 pm
Fri, Dec 14 from 5 – 9 pm
To learn more contact Erin Newport at 815.759.7051 or [email protected].