How do I know if I am eligible for Respite services?
A person is eligible to receive Respite services if their primary caregiver(s) are absent or need relief from caregiver duties. As a 245D Basic Service, Respite requires that a person has a waiver for either Brain Injury (BI), Community Alternative Care (CAC), Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI), or Developmental Disabilities (DD), and is referred by a case manager.
Does PAI provide staffing for Respite?
No. PAI does not provide staffing for Respite. Instead, we work with you to hire the worker of your choice. This could be a family member, friend, or other natural support from your community. If you do not already have someone in mind, you can follow these tips and tools to find a Support Worker.
Where will Respite services be provided?
Respite care can be provided in a person's home, in the home of a family member or friend acting as a support worker, or in a community setting.
How does my Support Worker become hired through PAI?
- Individual or their Representative will receive a New Hire Packet at the individual’s intake meeting.
- Individual/Representative and Support Worker will complete the New Hire Packet and submit paperwork to PAI’s HR department by mail, e-mail, or fax.
- PAI Human Resources notifies Individual/Representative of Support Worker's status by mail or e-mail. If complete, PAI Human Resources sends the official “date of hire notice” to Individual/Representative.