ERIC Number: ED048695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Respite Care for the Retarded: An Interval of Relief for Families.
Services discussed are directed toward providing relief to parents charged with full-time care of a retarded child. The manner in which this respite care can be provided are explored in areas in or out of the home, on a regular or intermittent basis, and involving additional services. Homemaker, nursing, and babysitter services, as well as foster, temporary care, family-group, and group homes are described and several model programs are cited. Halfway houses, specialized nursing services, and state residential facilities are mentioned, while facilities offering respite care are listed. (RJ)
Descriptors: Child Care, Exceptional Child Services, Family Problems, Family Role, Foster Family, Home Visits, Mental Retardation, Residential Care, Respite Care, Visiting Homemakers
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.25)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.