Resources that may help with ongoing respite needs of consumers.
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Area Agencies on Aging
Area Agencies on Aging offer a variety of services to senior citizens and individuals who have disabilities, including transportation.
Arizona Lifespan Respite Care Program
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) leads and coordinates the Arizona Lifespan Respite Care Program. Services can be provided in the form of in-home respite care or appropriate daycare services when available. Examples of those who might qualify for services through the program include:
- Caregivers of persons who are seriously or terminally ill, who do not currently qualify for hospice care.
- Caregivers of persons under 60 who have significant functional impairments, but are not eligible for disability services.
- Caregivers of persons with early cognitive deficit resulting in functional impairment, who have not yet received a "likely" diagnosis of dementia.
- Grandparents or relative caregivers less than 55 years of age caring for children 18 and younger.
- Caregivers of veterans not qualified for respite services from the Veteran's Administration.
Caregiver associations in your area may offer respite assistance and other supports for individuals who have developmental disabilities, such as shopping assistance, transportation, and handypersons.
Community Information & Referral
Community Information & Referral is the key source of integrated information that brings people and services together every day to meet vital needs throughout Arizona.Their vision is for all people to have easy access to information about the full range of health, human, and emergency services provided in Arizona communities.
24-Hour Help Hotline offers help from trained, bilingual (English/Spanish) Information & Referral Specialists.This service is anonymous and free to the public.
Phone: (602) 263-8856 from anywhere
(800) 352-3792 within area codes 520 & 928
TDD: Please use Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 or 7-1-1
Family, Friend & Relatives Network
Ask family, friends and relatives to provide respite or help arrange respite with someone they know.
National Respite Locator Service
The National Respite Locator Service helps parents, caregivers, and professionals find respite services in their state and local area to match their specific needs. Their Web site lets you search for respite providers that serve specific locations (e.g., Arizona locales) and demographics, (e.g., care for anelderly person withepilepsy or someone who has a developmental disability and is medically fragile).
ProviderSearch.com is a web-based tool designed to help families and professionals connect. This site was developed to assist families in their search for professionals who can help work with their loved ones with special needs. Families can search for staff at their leisure and agencies can display a detailed list of their employees who are available to work.
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