While receiving support and guidance which are based on Godly principles, those coming for respite will have the opportunity to achieve success by developing friendships and reaching their fullest potential.
What is Respite?
At Shepherds Ministries we believe that people are created as individuals for community. Therefore, each respite receives an individualized plan that is developed at an initial meeting. They are involved in our program activities and are given the opportunity to work in a setting that best fits their needs. Spiritual life is also an important part of Shepherds Ministries. Individuals worship during a weekly chapel service and are invited to attend Bible classes as well as participate in smaller group devotions. They can also attend church services on Sundays and Wednesdays.
The Respite Program lasts from one to 30 days. It is designed for:
Who is responsible for respites?
The Respite Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the application process as well as serving as the Respite Case Manager. The Respite Coordinator monitors the respite's stay and stays in close contact with family. While at Shepherds, the respite receives 24 hour care through a support staff consisting of a unit manager, living skills instructors, nursing personnel, job coaches, night workers and the administrative staff. Each of our support staff personnel are trained in his or her field to meet the special needs of each individual and those in respite care.
What is the cost?
The $650.00 per week / $92.86 per day charge includes room, board, and programming. For stays longer than one week a deposit of $650 is due within 14 days of the stay. The remainder is due on or before the day of arrival. An additional fee of $50 will be added if the required medical paperwork is not in at least 14 days prior to the day of admission.
There will be additional costs that may be incurred above the Respite Care Cost. Below are some examples:
Who is elgible for respite?
The following criteria must be met in order for an individual to quality for respite services:
Respite for Admission
During each individual's respite stay there are at least three things that are especially important for those who are considering admission to Shepherds Ministries.
These three things are:
Whom do I contact?
If interested in receiving an application packet or if you would like additional information contact Andrea Humphrey, Respite Coordinator, or use the contact form provided in the left column.