In-Home Respite

In-Home Respite

In-Home Respite care is an essential part of the overall support that families may need to keep their family member with a disability at home. The word “respite” means to take a break from the daily challenges of caring for a child or an adult with special needs. It can be planned for a few hours or for as long as a weekend. In-home respite provides a break from care in the family’s own home. Hours are set up individually with the respite worker.

To be eligible, the individual must be:
  • Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) eligible
  • Have Medicaid and a Care Coordinator
  • Live in the Metro NY area
  • Be waivered (HCBS) or be eligible to be waivered
  • An individual that resides in the community (not residential)

For more information on our Community Habilitation Program, please contact Robert Vargas or Maria Pache at: rvargas@harrishands.org or mpache@harrishands.org