I just learned about a program called Lifespan Respite.
This is a program that provides respite care for people who do not qualify for publically funded respite care from any other source. It serves persons of any age and any disability, as well as caregivers for the elderly.
Lifespan Respite provides a voucher for 80 hours of respite to be used within 60 days.
To get the voucher:
- Contact Care Connections Aging & Disability Resource Center to request Lifespan Respite 1-877-393-1090. A Resource Specialist will prescreen you and invite you to orientation on a specific date.
- Go to orientation at Care Connections Aging & Disability Resource Center 4802 Lockwood Drive
Houston? Texas? 77026. Orientation is from 9am-3pm. (Bring along the proof of disability for the person you need respite from caregiving.)
- Fill out the application for the voucher from Easterseals. (To request this application in advance, email Julia Serrano.