What is respite care?
Respite care is a service which intends to provide a temporary break for a long-term caregiver. It is recommended that caregivers plan intermittent breaks and employ respite care regularly so as to be able to continue giving only the highest quality care to their patients.
The Florida standards for respite care eligibility, as stated on the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center website, are met in the following cases:
-A caregiver is providing care to an individual 60 years of age or older
-A caregiver is providing care to an individual with Alzheimer’s disease
-A grandparent or other non-parent relative caregiver is providing care to an individual 18 years of age or younger
-A relative caregiver is providing care to an individual 18-59 years of age with disabilities
In funding respite care, Medicaid waivers play the largest part. However, there are multiple organizations in Florida which all contribute to funding the state’s respite care services. To learn more from Medicaid and elder law experts, call the attorneys at Bach, Jacobs & Byrne, P.A. at (941) 906-1231 today.