Eagle Valley Children’s Home – Respite Program – Carson City NV

Address: 2300 Eagle Valley Ranch Road
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: (775) 882-1188 Fax: (775) 8823777 Website: http://eaglevalleychildrenshome.org/respite.aspx

Initiated in 1985, the Respite program addresses the long-term, repetitive stress felt by caregivers of developmentally disabled people who reside in the family home.

The Respite Program provides support to families or primary caregivers of people with developmental disabilities through temporary, short-term care of the dependent person in the family's home.  Both planned and emergency respites are available to reduce stress and prevent unwanted placement outside the family home.

Families become eligible for respite services when they are caring for one or more family member(s) who:
1.  has (have) a doctor's certification of a developmental disability according to current legal definition,
2. does not require intensive care by licensed nursing personnel,
3. has (have) needs within the scope of current Respite staff, and are consistent with program goals and philosophy.

Funding for this program comes from donations, family's fee-for-service (income-based sliding scale), and the Nevada Children's Foundation, Inc.

Respite services for up to 30 hours per month are available to qualified families living in NW Nevada in Washoe, Carson, Lyon, Douglas, Churchill or Storey counties. 

Respite services include:
             in-home care of the disabled person
             sibling care
             training for caregivers
             information and referrals
             community outreach

For more information, including how to be placed on the waiting list for Respite Care Services,
contact: Jenny Kloepfer  775-882-1188, extension 21

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