ERIC Number: ED249710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Keeping Families Together: Providing Respite and Other Short-Term Care for People with Disabilites.
Alaska Crippled Children & Adults, Fairbanks.
The book examines approaches for developing supports for families with special needs. Following a brief introduction to the needs of families with disabled family members, a section considers basic questions to be used in determining the needs of individuals within the family and of the family as a whole. An example of short-term care services is offered. Next, steps in deciding the types of family support to obtain are considered. Three types of respite care (in the family's own home, in a respite worker's home, and in a center) are explored and examples of each are given along with sample forms and a discussion of provider qualities and training. Additional aspects of respite care addressed are financial considerations, possibilities for respite through other programs (such as homemaker services and home health aide programs), and public awareness. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community
Sponsor: Alaska Governor's Council for the Handicapped and Gifted, Fairbanks.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Crippled Children & Adults, Fairbanks.