Respite is defined as a brief period of relief or rest from work, pain, duty, etc. Respite Care is a period of relief for families who have ongoing caregiving responsibilities for a child or adult with disabilities. Respite care can happen in the family home, in the respite caregivers home, a community respite home, or a daycare program. It can be a natural outgrowth of caring and sharing between friends, neighbors, church groups, and others or a part time job through a paid respite caregiving program.
Right in the Community offers Respite Care for children and adults with disabilities through two programs.
The RITC Respite Home offers weekend respite care in a community respite home every weekend. The home is equipment with automatic smoke and fire alarm systems, is wheelchair accessible and ready to serve individuals with a myriad of disabilities. Special week-long respite opportunities exist during the summer and holiday seasons. Clients are provided with a warm, home-style atmosphere. Those with medical problems can be cared for; special dietary needs can be accommodated; and assistance with physical disabilities is routine. A professional staff, aided by volunteers, is on hand to provide safe, competent, and compassionate care. Client disabilities can range from mild to severe or profound.
Reservations for the RITC Respite Home are required in advance. The fee is based on a sliding scale and some financial assistance may be available for families who qualify.
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Right in the Community also maintains a Respite Provider Referral List. These individuals have First-Aid, CPR and have had background checks. They will be referred based on client need and area served.
Right in the Community is part of the Metro Atlanta Respite Cooperative (MARC) and clients will also have access to MARC facilities as well.
All respite clients must complete an intake form and be pre-approved. You may download an application form here. Complete it and schedule a meeting with the Respite Intake Coordinator.
Right in the Community encourages people to become Respite Caregivers. If you are interested in working for Right in the Community or for specific families in their homes or yours, please contact the Respite Coordinator at 770-427-8401.
Right in the Community can refer applicants to other providers in the network who are looking for full time caregivers, live-in caregivers, residential staff and managers as well as temporary staff. Please call the Respite Coordinator to schedule an interview. All caregivers are required to have current First-Aid and CPR certifications and will be fingerprinted for criminal records and driver license checks.