Respite Care - - Part II Benefits of Respite Care

Introduction

In the
last PTCH Respite Care wad defined and explained as a service for parents of
children with severe disabilities. This PTCH will explain the benefits to
parent of respite care

In
addition to providing direct relief, respite has added benefits for families,
including:

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Relaxation: Respite gives families peace of mind, helps them
relax, and renews their humor and their energy

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Enjoyment: Respite allows families to enjoy favorite pastimes and
pursue new activities

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Stability: Respite improves the family’s ability to cope with
daily responsibilities and maintain stability during crisis

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Preservation: Respite helps preserve the family unit and lessens the
pressures that might lead to institutionalization, divorce, neglect and child
abuse

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Involvement: Respite allows families to become involved in
community activities and to feel less isolated

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Time Off: Respite allows families to take that needed vacation,
spend time together and time alone

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Enrichment: Respite makes it possible for family members to
establish individual identities and enrich their own growth and development.
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