In-Home Respite Care

316-267-1771, ext. 233
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JOIN US FOR THE BUILDING FOR THE BOOMERS & BEYOND CAMPAIGN

There’s buzz going around Senior Services as we are in the midst of building a new Meals on Wheels kitchen as well as a bigger and better senior center to help better assist our seniors in the Wichita community. Join us as we raise money to help build a new Meals on Wheels kitchen to give more seniors a meal! We believe in providing seniors with the support that allows them to age with dignity and independence in the familiar place they love.
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Your generosity enables our seniors to be happy, healthy and remain at home, where they want to be.

Helping Dependent People Remain at Home

Caring for homebound dependents can be physically and emotionally draining. Caregiver stress leads to chronic illness often causing the caregiver to pass away before the dependent loved one. In-Home Respite Care provides trained workers to come into the home to take care of dependents age 60+ so that primary caregivers can have time for themselves. These “breaks” give caregivers the opportunity to rest or to do the things they like or need to do all while knowing that loved ones are safe and cared for. The program recognizes that everyone needs a life that is at least partly their own. Workers assist caregivers and their families to reduce the strain of caregiving, and to help dependent people remain at home and out of nursing homes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible?

    Applicants must live in Sedgwick County and be responsible for 24-hour care for a dependent aged 60 or better.

  • Who provides Respite Care?

    All workers are paid employees of Senior Services. They receive a 28-hour training program to ensure that each worker is familiar with care and safety issues. Senior Services staff screens all workers and checks all references prior to assigning them to families

  • How many hours does Respite Care provide?

    Respite Workers visit the home for a 3 hour block of time typically on the same day and at the same time each week. Families have the same worker each week which maintains consistency and forms a bond between the family and the worker. While 3 hours a week doesn’t sound like much time our families report this “break” is the difference between keeping their loved one at home with them versus sending them to a nursing facility.

  • Is there a charge for Respite Care?

    The program charges $10.00 per hour for 3 hours a week equaling $30 per week. More hours can be arranged with additional fees but availability cannot be guaranteed.

  • How do I apply for Respite Care?

    Anyone can request In-Home Respite Care by calling 316-267-1771, ext. 233. After the request is made the program coordinator will perform a home assessment to determine eligibility. We also accept referrals from all service agencies who perform home assessments.