Out-of-Home Respite

Our purpose is to help provide short-term care services to you and your family, by offering temporary relief which in turn helps to create more family stability.

Sometimes you just need a little help - that's where we come in!

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Our Story

For many years we've felt the intense weight of a need being underserved and in many cases unmet, throughout our communities.  That particular need being; Out-of-Home Respite Services.  Since it is not a Residential but a Community Based Service we had to pass the required certification to begin making an even greater impact to families across the state.  Out-of-Home Respite is a care provided outside the home in an approved Shared Living Relief Home by trained, loving, and qualified personnel. The purpose of respite care is to provide planned relief to the caregiver and is not intended to be a permanent placement. Respite is a service used on a short-term care basis because of the absence or need for relief of those persons who normally provide care for the individual.

 

Those who care for individuals with developmental disabilities face many challenges on a daily basis, and sometimes just need a helping hand. Maybe you're a mother that has a personal health appointment and need someone you can trust to look after your adult son who has a G-Tube and requires round-the-clock support. Perhaps you look after your sister and you have become so exhausted from the day-in and day-out of mentally and physically caring for her and just need a day to yourself.  Or you may be a married couple who work outside of the home, yet spend every other moment of your time looking after your non-verbal and autistic adult daughter and you could use a weekend to relax and recharge your marriage.

We see you! So, it brings us much pleasure to now offer Out-of-Home Respite Services to the state of Missouri!  The truth is, the healthier we are as caregivers, the more health, love, joy, and care we will be able to share and provide to those who we are blessed to have in our lives, whether it's a challenging role to bare or not. We are now here to help you. Begin your partnership with us today!

YOUR MEANINGFUL CAREER AWAITS

Are you a Relief Home or someone wanting more opportunities to serve others while also providing for yourself and family?

CONSIDER BECOMING AN OUT-OF-HOME RESPITE PROVIDER TODAY!

Learn more below, or complete the electronic application now!

How Does It All Work?

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Individuals

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any individual who receives Department of Mental Health Services and has a Medicaid waiver to pay for Respite Services. The team will justify the need for the service and include it as part of the individualized support plan. 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO GET RESPITE SERVICES?

The support coordinator, guardian, or team member can reach out to the Restoring Hope Respite Coordinators to discuss the referral. The Respite Coordinators will request the referral paperwork.  Once the Respite Coordinators are able to review the referral information and if we feel Restoring Hope would be a good fit to provide respite services, then we will schedule a team meeting. 

WHAT ARE THE RESPITE SERVICE CODES?

Contact one of our Respite Coordinator's for the correct code based on the individual's situation. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET APPROVED?

45 - 60 days.

HOW MANY DAYS A YEAR MAY I UTILIZE RESPITE SERVICES?

60 days max/year.

ARE THERE RN AND SERVICE COORDINATOR VISITS?

Yes, however, RN visits are only needed for delegations.  Service Coordinators complete quarterly visits and reports.

WHAT IF MY INDIVIDUAL DOES NOT HAVE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES?

Contact your area's Regional Office to apply for services.

Providers

WHO CAN BECOME A RESPITE PROVIDER?

Any individual or family that has an extra bedroom in their home for the respite client.  The individual or family would have to go through the process to become a licensed respite home through Restoring Hope. This process starts by contacting Tammy Younger in Host Home Development at Restoring Hope's Central Office. You may reach Tammy at, (417) 255-8781. Family members and friends of out-of-home contracted clients and their guardians are encouraged and welcome to apply., as well.

 

WHAT IF I'M ALREADY A RELIEF HOME THROUGH RESTORING HOPE?

If you are a Restoring Hope Relief Home, you will have already completed the majority of training required to become an Out-of-Home Respite Provider. Contact a Respite Coordinator with your questions regarding the remaining requirements in getting started with your first respite client. 

 

WHAT IS THE TRAINING PROCESS FOR RESPITE PROVIDERS?

The training process is identical to the training for our residential programs. The respite homes complete our comprehensive application, an initial interview, a home study and background checks. After the initial process is complete the respite homes start receiving the required trainings; First Aid/CPR, Level 1 Medication Aide (L1MA), Abuse & Neglect, HCBS, PBS, MANDT, HIPPA, Confidentiality, Restoring Hope Orientation, Therap, home inspection and other training specific to the individual coming to the home for respite. Once all onboarding steps are complete, the home is approved to provide respite services in their home.

WHAT WILL I BE PAID AS A RESPITE PROVIDER?

$140 per 24 hour period. 

 

LIMITATIONS:

A ratio of 1:1 must be adhered to with any and all respite client individuals. Out-of-home respite providers may ONLY keep the respite client during time of care and are not permitted to do Relief at the same time.

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Meet Our Team

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Respite Coordinator

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Respite Coordinator

Testimonials

"I'm so thankful for Restoring Hope.  They help me with knowing how to live on my own and I feel loved and welcome. I thank them for helping me with all that I know and what to do. I couldn't get where I'm going without the help of Restoring Hope. 

- FIRST RESPITE CLIENT

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