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Caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities can be a challenging and emotionally taxing experience. Every day can bring new obstacles, from navigating complex medical needs to addressing behavioral issues, it takes an immense amount of patience, love, and dedication to provide the necessary support and care. However, as much as we want to be there for our loved ones every moment of the day, we also need time to recharge and take care of ourselves. This is where respite care comes in — a service that can offer a much-needed break for families and caregivers. 

Inland Respite understands the importance of respite care, and as a vendor of California Regional Centers (CRCs), we provide high-quality in-home respite care services to ensure that families can continue providing the best care possible for their loved ones. Contact us today to get started!

CRCs Authorized Programs

Inland Respite collaborates with CRCs to provide in-home respite care services covered by programs supported by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). These services are eligible for vouchers and payments provided through the DDS, which families can speak with a representative at their regional center to learn if they qualify for vouchers or coupons to cover some or all of the costs of respite service.


Collaborating with CRCs and being authorized by the DDS to offer in-home respite care services brings significant benefits to families and caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities. These authorized programs provide families with financial assistance to help cover the costs of respite care services, which can often be a significant financial burden. This financial support can make it possible for families to access the support they need to maintain their own mental and physical health while continuing to care for their loved ones. Read more about CRCs authorized programs below!

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About CRCs

CRCs are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities. CRCs have programs in place to provide care for the developmentally disabled, including affordable housing programs, supported living services, and in-home respite services, among other programs. CRCs also collaborate with various vendors who provide the services outlined under their coverage. 

In-Home Respite Care Through CRCs

California Regional Centers and the Department of Developmental Services share our goals to provide care for those with developmental disabilities. The DDS outlines the core goals for in-home respite care, which include:


  • “Assisting family members to enable a person with developmental disabilities to stay at home”:

    • Inland Respite aims to assist family members by providing trained and experienced caregivers who can provide personalized care and support to their loved ones. Our organization also works closely with CRCs to ensure that the services provided meet the unique needs and requirements of each individual.


  • “Providing appropriate care and supervision to protect that person’s safety in the absence of a family member(s)”:

    • Inland Respite employs caregivers who are trained to provide specialized care and support to individuals with different developmental disabilities. These caregivers work closely with the families and CRCs to develop care plans that address the specific needs and concerns of each individual.


  • “Relieving family members from the constantly demanding responsibility of providing care”:

    • We aim to relieve family members from the responsibility of care by providing respite care services that allow them to take a break and attend to their own needs. The caregivers employed by Inland Respite are trained to provide compassionate and professional care to individuals with developmental disabilities, allowing family members to feel confident that their loved ones are in good hands.


  • “Attending to basic self-help needs and other activities that would ordinarily be performed by the family member”:

    • We work closely with families and CRCs to create individualized care plans that are designed to help each person reach their full potential. Our caregivers are highly trained to provide the necessary support and services for the individual, ensuring that their needs and requirements are met.

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With Our Routine Respite Program, Your Caregiver Can Provide All of the Following Services:

  • Providing companion care: Companion care is an excellent service for those who benefit from emotional support and socialization. Our caregivers serve as helpful companions, creating a bond with your loved one. For example, the caretaker may play games with a developmentally disabled child, or cook a meal for a developmentally disabled adult. Companion care activities may include all of the following:

    • General socializing.

    • Creating and attending social activities (e.g. going to a movie or the zoo).

    • Exercising, including going on walks, visiting playgrounds, etc.

    • Playing games and enjoying hobbies together.

    • Collaborating with family members to help form a bond.

Companion care usually entails scheduled daily visits for several hours per day on whichever days work best throughout the week. This gives family members free time to use as they please. Simultaneously, caregivers can provide help with daily needs and tasks, as listed below.

  • Assisting with daily living needs: From cooking meals to assistance with bathing, your caretaker will help fulfill daily living needs. Daily living needs may include any of the following activities:

    • Dressing

    • Bathing and grooming

    • Toilet use

    • Cooking and meal help

    • Taking medication

  • Assisting with daily tasks and routines: Caretakers can assist with a variety of daily tasks and routines, and you can communicate with your caretaker about the routines and tasks that require assistance. Like all caregiver services, assistance will be customized for the individual, based on their unique needs and routines.

    • Assistance in getting out of bed, getting ready for the day, and eating.

    • Performing certain housekeeping tasks, which may include vacuuming, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors, dusting, picking up, taking out the trash, doing the dishes, doing laundry, etc.

    • Transporting individuals to programs, scheduled events, etc.

    • Maintaining a safe home environment: Regardless of the amount of care and assistance your loved one needs, safety is always a top priority. Your caregiver will constantly monitor your loved one and ensure that their environment is safe and as comfortable as possible. Your caregiver may also provide recommendations to improve the safety of the home environment.​

  • Providing rest for parents, guardians, and family members: As caregivers ourselves, we understand how demanding it may be to provide care for those with disabilities. We aim to provide parents, guardians, and other family members with time to rest while we care for their loved ones. Parents, guardians, and other family members are free to do as they please while we provide care.

Why Choose Inland Respite for Your In-Home Respite Care Needs?

There are many providers of respite care services, but Inland Respite stands out for several reasons. First, we are committed to providing high-quality care that meets the unique needs of each family and individual. We understand that no two families or individuals are the same, so we take the time to get to know our clients and their needs to provide personalized care.


Second, we are authorized by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and collaborate with CRCs to provide in-home respite care services. This means that we have met rigorous standards to ensure that we provide safe and effective care. Moreover, families who work with us can access financial assistance through CRC-authorized programs to help cover the costs of respite care services. This can be especially beneficial for families who may face financial barriers to accessing the support they need.


Third, we offer a Preferred Provider Program, which allows families to choose their own respite care provider. We then train the provider to ensure that they have the necessary skills and qualifications to provide quality care. This program empowers families to choose a provider they feel comfortable with, which can help to build trust and rapport between the caregiver and individuals with developmental disabilities.


Finally, we are committed to ongoing training and professional development for our staff. We believe that continuing education is essential to providing the best possible care, and we invest in our staff to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to provide effective support.

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Get the Quality Respite Care You Need Today!

Inland Respite understands the challenges and joys of caring for a loved one with developmental disabilities. Our commitment to providing high-quality in-home respite care services, collaborating with CRCs and the DDS, offering financial assistance, and investing in ongoing training for our staff makes us an excellent choice for families and caregivers looking for support. We believe that respite care is essential for maintaining the mental and physical health of caregivers, and we are dedicated to providing the necessary support to ensure that families can continue providing the best care possible for their loved ones. Contact Inland Respite today to learn more about how we can help you and your family.

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