Family Respite Service
UCP’s Family Respite Service renews energy and reduces demands on a life that can often be overwhelming when caring for someone living with developmental disabilities. Caring for an individual with developmental disabilities like autism, epilepsy, intellectual disability, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy is a 24/7 job that can have severe emotional and physical repercussions on a family. Respite care is a proven prevention technique that not only protects a caregiver’s health and well-being, but prevents out-of-home placements and reduces the risk of abuse or neglect.
Contact Alta Regional for a Referral to UCP’s Family Respite Care.
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How UCP’s Family Respite Service Works
UCP of Sacramento and Northern California serves more than 1,500 clients in the Family Respite Program with about one quarter of them being single mothers. Because more than 85 percent of UCP clients are considered low- or middle-income, most of these parents cannot afford child care and are at risk for burnout or breakdowns.
Respite care is available to families caring for someone living with developmental disabilities. The in-home program gives parents and caregivers the freedom to complete activities we often take for granted in our everyday lives:
- Running errands
- Taking care of household concerns
- Spending time with other children in the family
UCP’s Family Respite Service is provided by dedicated and well-trained respite workers
When using UCP’s Family Respite Service, parents have the comfort of knowing that their child is being cared for in their home by a dedicated and well-trained UCP respite worker.
UCP provides respite services across our Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, Nevada and El Dorado counties including cities like Woodland, Winters, West Sacramento, Roseville, Rocklin, Elk Grove, Placerville, Auburn, Granite Bay and Citrus Heights.
In-Home Respite Care Makes a Difference
It goes without saying that caregiving is a difficult job, but few know just how devastating the results can be when a family does not receive respite care. According to the National Family Caregivers Association:
- Women who are family caregivers are 2.5 times more likely to live in poverty.
- Caregiving families’ median incomes are more than 15% lower.
- Family caregivers providing more than 36 hours of care per week are more likely to experience symptoms of depression or anxiety.
Contact UCP’s Family Respite Service at (916) 779-6270 for more information.