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SD Respite Care - DD

Respite Care is temporary relief care designed for families of children or adults with special needs. Respite Care can range from a few hours of care provided on a one-time basis to overnight or extended care sessions. Respite Care can be utilized on a regular or irregular basis and can be provided by family members, friends, skilled care providers or professionals. Providers, chosen by the family, care for children or adults with special needs while families take a class, go to a movie, go on a vacation, or enjoy any activity.

Respite Care under this program is provided by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Respite Care may also be available through the Division of Adult Services and Aging Respite Care program.

How Does the DDD Respite Care Program Work?

For an eligible child or adult, a family may receive authorization to receive up to $550.00 of Respite Care services; with $200.00 for each additional eligible child or adult, up to a maximum of $950.00 per family, per year (June 1-May 31). The family selects a provider and uses the Request For Payment form to purchase Respite Care Services. The provider receives reimbursement by submitting the Request For Payment form to the Department of Human Services Respite Care Program.

Who is eligible for Respite Care?

Any family having a child or adult family member who has a developmental disability, a developmental delay (children only), a serious emotional disturbance, a severe and persistent mental illness, a chronic medical condition (children only), or a traumatic brain injury may be considered for Respite Care services.

      Respite care is available to eligible families regardless of income.

      The child or adult with special needs must live with a parent or family member.

      The child or adult's diagnosis and source of the diagnosis must be noted on the application form. Documentation of the diagnosis must accompany the application form.

See Also:

Respite Care may also be available for caregivers of children with developmental disabilities through the Family Support Services - Medical Assistance program

The DSS Division of Adult Services and Aging also has a Respite Care program.

Source:

http://www.state.sd.us/dhs/dd/respite/index.htm

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Division of Developmental Disabilities - Overview

Dept of Human Services - Overview

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