Respite Care

Respite Care is short-term care that helps a family of a disabled adult to take a break from the stress of their daily routine. Trained caregivers provide in-home care which allows parents the opportunity to balance their lives while decreasing stress and recharging.

In addition, through our emergency respite program, families have a resource to turn to in times of crisis, such as a need for immediate medical care.

Families who have an adult family member with a developmental disability often find it difficult to find caregivers who are adequately prepared to meet the needs of their loved ones.   Arc fills that need, providing respite in the comfort of the developmentally disabled adult’s own home.

“Respite” refers to short term, temporary care provided to people with disabilities in order that their families can take a break from the daily routine of care giving. Respite gives family members time and temporary relief from the stress they may experience while caring for their adult son or daughter with a developmental disability.  Respite gives parents the freedom to complete activities that we take for granted in our everyday lives. 

 A developmental disability is a severe, chronic disability which is caused by a mental or physical impairment that occurs before the age of 22 years, is likely  to continue indefinitely, and results in the individual’s significant limitations in areas such as, self-care, language, learning, mobility, self-direction, independent living, and self-sufficiency.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

For more information or to get an application, please contact our Program Director, Lena Kimball at (561) 721-2818 or e-mail her at