Caregiver Support Services are a short-term relief period for the primary caregiver. It can be provided in the primary caregiver’s and individual’s home; OR a non-private residential setting (i.e., a “respite home”). The trained staff can do the following activities: assistance with toileting and feeding; assistance with daily living skills, including assistance with accessing the community and community activities; assistance with grooming and personal hygiene; meal preparation, serving and clean up; medication administration. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The fiscal year of the state runs from July 1st – June 30th. The state offers each individual $500 per person for this service, which equates to a total of 31.25 hours. You must go to your local BDDS office to complete an application for services, or you can use the following link to apply for services.
Once you are approved for services, you will receive a pick-list of provider agencies. We provide this service in all three of our AccessAbilities, Inc. Locations (Northwest Indiana, Indianapolis and Bloomington areas).
***Remember, you must apply every year for this service.