Sunrise – Child Placement Agency

Sunrise – Child Placement Agency

Offering Reprieve and Respite Care

Horizons provides respite to caregivers, giving short-term relief from the demands of caring with a child with special mental health care needs. 

We serve caregivers who need a temporary respite and also train providers to offer care

Why Respite Care? 

  • Respite care provides a break for child and family/household.
  • Respite keeps the child in the home and reduces the likelihood of out-of-home placement.
  • Respite provides structure to the child and creates increased family stability.

When is Respite Necessary?

  • When a family needs an occasional break from the 24/7 realities of caregiving.
  • When the demands of caring for a child or youth with special mental health needs are too great or complex for a regular caregiver/babysitter.
  • When a family needs to refresh, to be better able to cope with complex responsibilities.

What Does A Respite Day Look Like?

  • The child is included in a Respite Care Provider’s family routine.
  • Medications are given as directed.
  • Progress notes are recorded. 

How Can I Become a Respite Care Provider?

Horizons trains individuals to provide respite care. Respite providers are compensated $65/day. Qualified individuals must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Provide the necessary home environment and pass a home licensing inspection
  • Complete required training
    • Mandt, offered at HMHC
    • First Aid and CPR
    • Online Medication Course
    • PS MAPP, offered at HMHC

For more information, please call 620-663-7595.

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