Respite Care For Autism in North East Ohio

What is respite care for autism?

Respite care for autism is the temporary care and support provided to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families to allow them to take a break from their regular caregiving duties. It aims to give the primary caregiver of a person with autism an opportunity to rest, rejuvenate and attend to their own needs while still ensuring that their loved one is safe and well looked after.
It usually involves a hired professional caregiver with special needs experience or the individual with autism temporarily staying in a specialized respite care facility equipped to support them.

The Importance of Respite Care for Autism.

Being a full-time caregiver to someone with autism can be very rewarding but also very demanding. It is easy for unpaid family members that are the caregivers to become mentally and physically exhausted, without space or time to take care of themselves. This is where respite care comes in. Respite care for those with autism is essential so that the primary caregiver can tend to their own needs and foster a sustainable situation. Respite care creates the necessary space to 'recharge' and avoid caregiver burnout.

What respite care for Autism services are available?

There are three types of respite that an individual with autism and their family might consider using:

In-home respite care.

Professional caregivers with autism experience can come to the home to provide care, supervision and support for the individual with autism while the family caregiver(s) take a break. A stable and predictable environment is important for many individuals with autism and for them, in-home respite care has the advantage that they stays in familiar surroundings and can keep their normal routines through the respite period. Look for in-home caregivers that have undertaken additional training in ASD such as Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) or have certifications from the Autism Certification Center (ACC) .

Community based respite care.

Community based respite care uses local and community resources to provide respite services for those with ASD. These include after-school programs, specialized day camps, or day centers offering recreational activites designed for individuals with autism. These can work very well, especially if the same activities become part of a weekly routine.

Temporary residential respite care.

Typically offered at a residential facility for autism, overnight or weekend respite care away from the home provides a longer duration of relief to the family caregivers. Such facilities usually have trained staff with experience caring for people with ASD. Anxiety and cognitive disruption from a change in surroundings are minimized by providing a structured and consistent environment and often specialized support services, therapies and interventions are part of the respite care. Out-of-home care services work well for Autistic patients that require more specialized care or have high medical needs.

For finding out-of-home respite care, ARCH National Network and Resource Center connects families to resources as well as respite care advocacy. It can be used by families to find information and for assistance in obtaining out-of-home respite care in their own community.

North East Ohio In‑ In-Home Care from OndeCare

In-home caregiver avatar Lisa Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Lisa
Available in
North East Ohio
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • meal preparation
  • transferring/positioning
  • personal care
  • catheter care
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In-home caregiver avatar Brittani Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Brittani
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Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Services
  • doctors visits
  • personal care
  • meal preparation
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 15 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Lynique Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Lynique
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Services
  • recreational activities
  • meal preparation
  • personal care
  • light housekeeping
  • + 20 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Demetria State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Demetria
Available in
North East Ohio
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Services
  • socialization/entertainment
  • recreational activities
  • companionship
  • bathing/dressing
  • + 8 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Keiyana Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Keiyana
Available in
North East Ohio
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • companionship
  • catheter care
  • doctors visits
  • light housekeeping
  • + 11 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Carmen State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Carmen
Available in
North East Ohio
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Services
  • personal care
  • catheter care
  • house cleaning
  • memory care
  • + 11 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Sydney Teacher
Sydney
Available in
North East Ohio
Teacher
Services
  • meal preparation
  • socialization/entertainment
  • light housekeeping
  • medication reminders
  • + 13 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Brittaney Home Health Aide
Brittaney
Available in
North East Ohio
Home Health Aide
Services
  • catheter care
  • socialization/entertainment
  • safety/fall protection
  • mobility assistance
  • + 20 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Veronica Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Veronica
Available in
North East Ohio
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Services
  • light housekeeping
  • doctors visits
  • house cleaning
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 20 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Gwendolyn State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Gwendolyn
Available in
North East Ohio
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Services
  • safety/fall protection
  • bathing/dressing
  • socialization/entertainment
  • mobility assistance
  • + 9 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Stephanie Home Health Aide
Stephanie
Available in
North East Ohio
Home Health Aide
Services
  • medication reminders
  • transportation
  • recreational activities
  • meal preparation
  • + 6 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Raquel Nurse's Assistant/Aide
Raquel
Available in
North East Ohio
Nurse's Assistant/Aide
Services
  • bathing/dressing
  • memory care
  • companionship
  • meal preparation
  • + 14 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar Ruth Registered Nurse (RN)
Ruth
Available in
North East Ohio
Registered Nurse (RN)
Services
  • transferring/positioning
  • meal preparation
  • mobility assistance
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 9 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Tiara State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Tiara
Available in
North East Ohio
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Services
  • catheter care
  • bathing/dressing
  • companionship
  • transferring/positioning
  • + 19 more
Pet friendly
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In-home caregiver avatar Ericka State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Ericka
Available in
North East Ohio
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
Services
  • socialization/entertainment
  • meal preparation
  • mobility assistance
  • house cleaning
  • + 15 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Misha Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Misha
Available in
North East Ohio
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Services
  • socialization/entertainment
  • safety/fall protection
  • companionship
  • memory care
  • + 10 more
Client transportation
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In-home caregiver avatar EShira Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
E Shira
Available in
North East Ohio
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Services
  • house cleaning
  • doctors visits
  • bathing/dressing
  • personal care
  • + 17 more
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In-home caregiver avatar Nylah Nurse's Assistant/Aide
Nylah
Available in
North East Ohio
Nurse's Assistant/Aide
Services
  • house cleaning
  • mobility assistance
  • meal preparation
  • socialization/entertainment
  • + 11 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Geneva Nurse's Assistant/Aide
Geneva
Available in
North East Ohio
Nurse's Assistant/Aide
Services
  • socialization/entertainment
  • light housekeeping
  • bathing/dressing
  • companionship
  • + 13 more
COVID-19 vaccinated
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In-home caregiver avatar Karla Registered Nurse (RN)
Karla
Available in
North East Ohio
Registered Nurse (RN)
Services
  • safety/fall protection
  • socialization/entertainment
  • medication reminders
  • mobility assistance
  • + 15 more
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How much does respite care for autism cost?

The cost of autism respite care will depend on the type of care needed, as well as the frequency and duration of respite periods. The national average hourly rate for in-home respite care providers is $26 per hour when caring for patients with special needs such as ASD. In-home care providers are generally paid hourly, and both experience and qualifications can impact their rate.

Residential respite facilities often have a daily and weekly rate which can vary significantly depending on the facility, the level of care provided, the amenities offered, and any additional services required. Nationally, they can range from $200 to $600 per day.

Finding and Affording Respite Care for Autism.

At the federal level, the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers autism a disability that meets eligibility for disability benefits. At the state level, parents who have been deemed caregivers are granted a specific number of paid hours every month so their child can remain safely in their own home, as it is considered an alternative to out-of-home care such as board and care facilities. It is recognized by these state programs that autism respite care is essential and benefits both those with autism and their caregivers. Every state offers differing waivers and self-directed programs that assist in finding, as well as affording, respite care for those with autism. Home-based waivers can help cover at least some of the cost of respite care. The waiver will either cover the cost upfront or provide you with reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs that you incur.

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