When hiring a respite provider, it may seem difficult to entrust your family member’s care to someone else. Conducting some basic research is essential for your peace of mind and your family member’s safety. The idea is to get to know the prospective provider as well as possible before committing to the relationship. Then, clearly communicate your expectations in very specific terms. Finally, putting expectations in writing will help assure that both parties understand them and will not need to rely on memory if difficulties arise later. The Kansas Personal Assistance Supports and Services (K-PASS) Self-Direction Toolkit provides individuals with disabilities the information and tools needed to self-direct any component of their personal assistance services with information on recruiting, training, and evaluating caregivers, including personal care assistants and respite workers.
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