Respite care, which includes crisis care, provides temporary relief for caregivers from the ongoing responsibility of caring for an individual with a mental or co-occuring disability, or who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Respite Rehabilitation at Transition Rehab is for a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 6.5 days. If a woman is assessed to need more intense care,she will be transported and admitted into an appropriate treatment center or the local hospital. If the respite client refuses a higher level of care, that person will be transported back home or referred to the nearest crisis center.
Why is Respite so Important: Respite provides an alternative to hospital stays for people on the verge of a mental health crisis. To educate, advocate, and promote access to respite options for people who care for a loved one. All caregivers regardless of location or circumstances have access to quality, person-centered respite services and are able to use them in a timely and effective manner. Respite is an important resource for alleviating or preventing the stress care givers experience and for maintaining young and older adults with emotional behaviors in the community.