RESPITE SERVICES

In Home Respite

The Arc of East Ascension provides respite care to eligible individuals of all ages within home or community settings. The Respite Care Services provide supervision, assistance and/or support by trained staff, allowing parents, family members or primary caregivers a break or period of rest. Caring for a loved one is a full-time job and respite care provided by The Arc of East Ascension can help supplement the care and support needed for a person with a developmental or intellectual disability. Respite services can be utilized within the home or in a community setting. A direct care staff is assigned to and specifically trained to the individual’s specific needs.

Ascension Center Based Respite

The Arc of East Ascension is proud to bring a brand new, much needed service of center based respite to Ascension Parish and surrounding areas. Ascension Center Based Respite is provided in our state-of-the-art facility allowing a “home-away-from-home” atmosphere. Caregivers of individuals with a developmental or intellectual disability can have a break or period of rest, while knowing their loved one is being cared for by trained staff. Ascension Center Based Respite can be used for a brief stay or as a 24 hour facility.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for The Arc of East Ascension’s Respite Services within the home or our respite facility, an individual must Supports, NOW or Children’s Choice Waivers. Private financial support for this service is available. To learn more about the different types of waivers available please see information provided by Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals. http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/136/n/138

To apply or inquire about eligibility for services provided by the Waiver services, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) serves as the Single Point of Entry into the developmental disabilities services system. OCDD’s contact number is 1-866-783-5553.

The staff at The Arc of East Ascension are willing and able to assist with any questions or concerns about services. The Arc of East Ascension can be reached at 225-621-2000 or e-mailed at opportunites@eatel.net.


ESTHER DORSEY
Respite Supervisor