Respite can give temporary relief for you and your caregiver from the everyday stresses of life. This can be in-home or out-of-home, temporary or non-medical care. Most respite programs offer services to families on a sliding fee scale with hourly and/or daily rates. Respite services can range from a few hours of care up to three months of care, depending on the needs of your families and the type of respite program model available in your community.

“Just as no two faces are alike, so are no two minds alike.”

B. Barakhot 58a


Respite care does apply for adults with disabilities and can have various benefits:

  • Reduce stress and help maintain family relations by building time to rejuvenate
  • Contribute to good physical and emotional health and allow individuals to remain in the home while receiving needed care
  • Help families through periods of crisis and adjustment

Local Resources

The Arc Palm Beach County Respite Services has trained workers who provide center-based and compassionate in-home care to children with a developmental delay that allows parents the opportunity to balance their lives while decreasing stress and recharging.

Peter Blum Family YMCA of Boca Raton – Chase Donoff Special Needs Program (“Chase’s Place”) provides an inclusive, enriching, instructional and recreational experience for children, teens and adults with disabilities and special needs. They have weekend respite care opportunities.

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