A New Take On Respite, Served Up One Week At A Time
Caring for a person with a developmental disability and behavior issues can wear anyone down. But planners of a new home in Rochester, N.Y. are seeking to ease that burden.
The home is being designed as a respite center for people ages 11 to 21 to spend one week every other month. Staffed by house managers, nurses and behavior therapists, the idea is that the teens will get the benefit of a structured environment with some fresh faces — plus a playground and swimming pool — while their parents and families have time to relax.
Eight groups of six individuals with rotate through the house. And best of all, planners say, the service will be provided to families for free, reports The (Rochester, N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle. To read more click here.
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