Respite is intended to provide families with temporary relief from the responsibilities of supporting a family member who lives with a disabilty. This idea stems from the fundamental belief that everyone needs a period of rest in order to remain physically and mentally healthy.
If a family directly receives respite funding, the family will coordinate their own respite supports. However, envision may still be able to offer assistance in the staff recruitment process or by providing general information about other respite resources.
Other families receive respite services through an agency with funding going directly to that agency. In this case, a family could approach enVision to coordinate respite services. The enVision Respite Coordinator will then hire, train and schedule the staff for the family. With either option, respite can happen in the family home or at the respite staff's home.
KAREN PENNER Coordinator
Ph: (204) 326-6721
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