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Out of Home Respite

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Telephone : 814-944-4402 ext. 352
Fax : 814-941-1945
Address : 2022 Broad Avenue , Altoona , PA , 16602

Respite Care visits may be arranged for any time, including weekends, weekdays, holidays or evenings, and may last from a few hours to two weeks. However, Respite does not operate weekdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on a non-emergency basis. At any given time, the number of individuals being served in the Respite facility may not exceed that permitted by local zoning ordinances or Labor and Industry standards for the building. Additionally, the combination of individuals must be such that all individuals� needs can be safely met and effectively managed within established staffing patterns.

Because of the demand for Respite Care Services, scheduling tends to occur at least two weeks in advance of the planned visit. Presently services are provided in a licensed four bedroom ranch style home. The home is handicapped accessible. There are 4 full time highly trained and experienced staff and 1 Supervisor available 24/7. Persons needing services might have funding via their county office of MH/MR or can choose to self pay. Services are provided to persons age 4 through the life span with a primary diagnosis of Developmental Disability and could have a secondary diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Autism, etc.